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Walmart's impeach Trump clothing draws social media outrage

04 July, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Lawrence Cooper
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"What kind of message are you trying to send?" he tweeted.

While the 13 products, ranging in price from $11.95 to $24.90 were still searchable on Walmart's website on Tuesday morning, each individual item led consumers to a "Sorry..."

Walmart Inc.'s (WMT.N) website is selling t-shirts from third-party sellers with "IMPEACH 45" emblazoned across the front in big capital letters - a call to bring down the 45th USA president, Donald Trump.

Reports indicate "Impeach 45" clothing is made by a number of manufacturers, some of which also produce items featuring with the "Make America Great Again" and "Donald Trump Speaks For Me" slogans. Angered patrons have vowed to reject the retailer, as the #BoycottWalmart movement begins to gain traction on social media.

There are a few companies selling Impeach 45 apparel, including the company Old Glory.

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The t-shirts aren't being sold by Walmart itself, but by third-party sellers including Old Glory and Teespring Inc.

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

Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "We're removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies", a Walmart spokesperson said.

It's not the first time Walmart has gotten into hot water for controversial t-shirts for sale on its website. In November 2017, the company stopped selling a shirt that read "Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED." that was being sold from its online store previous year.

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