Walmart pulled controversial anti-Trump “Impeach 45” clothing from its website on Tuesday following extreme backlash from many outraged Americans.
Last week, the retail giant came under fire and faced boycotts over the apparel, which directly called for the duly elected president of the United States to be impeached. Of course, there’s no legal or legitimate reason to impeach Trump, but this is just the latest stunt from abhorrent liberals who are still aghast over losing the 2016 election.
In a statement to Fox News, a Walmart spokesperson said it would be removing the items from its marketplace.
“These items were sold by third party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart. We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies,” the statement read.
Old Glory, the third-party seller of the apparel, tweeted on Tuesday that it would be selling the gear on its website after Walmart cut ties.
ALL of our Trump shirts (supportive and satirical) are available on our site. One of the great things about being an American is the Freedom of Peaceful Expression (the free speech part of the Constitution). We fully support every citizen's Constitutional rights, hence our name. pic.twitter.com/GrXvwBpMgB
— Old Glory (@OldGloryTees) July 3, 2018
On Monday, Ryan Fournier, chairman of Students for Trump, initially called attention to a white shirt with the logo “Impeach 45” on the Walmart website.
Immediately after, a #BoycottWalmart trend began on Twitter over the merchandise and took off from there.
.@walmart 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
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted on Tuesday that Walmart assured him it would pull the items. He was right, they did that same day.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) July 3, 2018
The retail giant was obviously feeling the heat given how quickly the company took down the merchandise from the website.
Also, Walmart claims featuring the shirts on its website “wasn’t deliberate.” Were there ever any “Impeach 44” shirts for former President Barack Obama?
Many who voiced their outrage over the apparel said they would take part in the boycott because they refused to give their hard-earned money to corporations who insulted them for supporting Trump.
While Walmart eventually did the right thing, this is the latest reminder about who corporations and Hollywood elites are doing everything in their power to shame people for supporting Trump. Fortunately, the boycott and outrage work.