'Impeach 45' apparel leads to Walmart boycott threats

Walmart causes outrage after selling ‘Impeach 45’ merchandise on its website move sparks boycott

Fournier's message soon went viral, leading to angry consumers threatening to boycott the company.

A quick search on Walmart.com revealed three other companies selling Trump impeachment merchandise.

The T-shirts weren't being sold by Wal-Mart itself, but by third-party sellers including Old Glory and Teespring Inc.

"These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace and were not offered directly by Walmart", a company spokesperson told Yahoo Lifestyle.

CBS News reports one person pointed out the company also sold clothing from various vendors for people who opposed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump's opponent in the 2016 presidential election, as well as for people who oppose former president Barack Obama.

The outcry sparked a #BoycottWalmart trend on Twitter as users expressed their distaste for the chain promoting the impeachment of President Trump, echoing some Congressional Democrats. Walmart didn't immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. It appears that Walmart has now taken down the listing for the shirt, caving in to the pressure.

In the past, Walmart has issued statements after these incidents saying: "This item was sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace and clearly violates our policy".

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

The store came under fire in November after a shirt design that read "Rope".

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