Walmart Faces Boycott Campaign Over ‘Impeach 45’ Shirts
Walmart has drawn the anger of Donald Trump supporters over a set of merchandise bearing the phrase “Impeach 45.”
The phrase has become a common one on social media among Democrats and Trump critics, and was recently quoted by California Rep. Maxine Waters at the Families Belong Together March in Los Angeles. Now “Impeach 45” is a phrase on shirts and infant one-pieces sold on Walmart’s website, and has angered Trump supporters after Students for Trump chairman Ryan Fournier called attention to it on Twitter.
[email protected] why are you selling Impeach 45 baby clothes on your website?????
What kind of message are you trying to send? https://t.co/PwI4nCVAZx
– Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 3, 2018
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The shirt, which is sold by the apparel company Old Glory, isn’t the only impeachment merch being sold on the site. CafePress has “Impeach Trump” shirts, caps and throw pillows available on the site. Manateez Apparel also has their own “Impeach 45” shirt, while a button with Trump’s face and the phrase “Impeach the Peach” is also listed on the site. In response, Trump supporters, who have started boycott campaigns in the past against companies that have dropped Trump products, have started a #BoycottWalmart hashtag.
This isn’t the first time that Trump-related politics have led to a backlash against Walmart, though such backlash has also come from the other side. Last November, Walmart drew ire over a shirt on its site that sported the phrase “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.” After complaints, custom shirt company Teespring removed the shirt from the site.
Walmart did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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