Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Twitter users call for Walmart boycott over ‘Impeach 45’ clothes

Trump supporters boycott Walmart for selling 'Impeach 45' clothing | TheHill Trump Supporters Launch Boycott Campaign of Walmart Over 'Impeach 45' Clothes - Leah Barkoukis
Laurie Berry | 04 July, 2018, 02:13

United States retail giant Walmart has removed anti-Trump merchandise following online boycott threats from the president's supporters. "We are an American company and we are proud to be American, and this is what we do: We sell T-shirts for a living".

Fox News notes that Old Glory is the company that is selling the clothing with "Impeach 45" emblazoned across the front. Fournier is quite active on Twitter.

Calls for a boycott against Walmart are mounting over items promoting the impeachment of President Donald Trump sold on the retailer's website.

Walmart's third-party marketplace, which has millions of items available from various independent sellers, also has "Make America Great Again" merchandise - showing how diverse the site can be at any given time.

This isn't the first time Walmart has encountered backlash for selling political items.

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To be fair, however, Yahoo Lifestyle points out that Walmart has pulled other merchandise on similar grounds.

"As a fierce proponent of the First Amendment that is politically nonpartisan, we recognize Walmart's right to sell the T-Shirts, and the right of consumers to purchase and wear them", the group's executive director Dan Shelley wrote in his letter to the retailer. A quick search of their Twitter account does not show any tweets about it.

Walmart has been targeted before by angry shoppers after controversial items have appeared on the platform.

The clothing also sent social media into a frenzy and caused #BoycottWalmart to trend Tuesday.

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