After much social media outcry and calls for a boycott, Walmart has removed “Impeach 45” apparel from its website – but it’s still selling clothing with slogans supporting the 45th U.S. president, Donald Trump.
The “Impeach 45” items included T-shirts and baby onesies. They were listed on Walmart’s website via a third party, Old Glory Music & Entertainment, which still has them on its site.
Trump supporter Ryan Fourtier Monday tweeted his outrage about the apparel, and his message quickly spread, USA Today reports. A company spokesperson told the paper, “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." They have now been removed.
A quick search of the Walmart website shows it’s still selling caps and shirts with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, plus shirts with the words “Donald Trump Speaks for Me.”
Walmart has been pulled controversial items before, USA Today reports. In 2016 the Fraternal Order of Police, a trade union for law enforcement officers, objected to merchandise bearing the slogan “Bulletproof – Black Lives Matter,” and Walmart stopped carrying it. And last year It ceased selling a shirt reading “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.”