By Kyle James  |  07-03-2018   News
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Online protests calling for the boycott of Walmart over the sale of a shirt that says "Impeach 45" seem to have finally made a difference. The call to boycott the chain prompted Walmart to pull the "Impeach 45" shirts from their website. Walmart issued a statement Tuesday afternoons saying, "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."

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If that response sounds familiar, maybe that's because it is very similar to a brief statement issued by the chain last December when an advocacy group for journalists protested and subsequently got a shirt removed that said, "Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED." That incident's statement read, "This item was sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace and clearly violates our policy. We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention, and are conducting a thorough review of the seller’s assortment."

The hashtag #BoycottWalmart began trending all day Tuesday as conservatives who were offended by the range of clothing including sweatshirts and baby clothes that featured the message. It does not appear to be a single vendor which supplied the shirt but rather multiple manufacturers appeared to offer the products.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Walmart?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@walmart</a> why are you selling Impeach 45 baby clothes on your website????? <br><br>What kind of message are you trying to send? <a href="https://t.co/PwI4nCVAZx">https://t.co/PwI4nCVAZx</a></p>&mdash; Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanAFournier/status/1013979665189523456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Walmart Doesn&#39;t Want Patriot&#39;s Business - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoycottWalmart?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoycottWalmart</a> <a href="https://t.co/X1UUUfa0Go">pic.twitter.com/X1UUUfa0Go</a></p>&mdash; Terry McMurray 🇺🇸 🏝️ 🇵🇭 (@TerryJMcMurray) <a href="https://twitter.com/TerryJMcMurray/status/1014061606114922496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s funny how y’all are trending <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoycottWalmart?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoycottWalmart</a> not for the fact that they don’t pay living wages, and benefit off of damn near slave labor.<br><br>Nah, for y’all it’s about a t-shirt against your fav dictator. <a href="https://t.co/Iczo47RpA1">pic.twitter.com/Iczo47RpA1</a></p>&mdash; ✊🏽🏳️‍🌈🇵🇷 (@ERanglero) <a href="https://twitter.com/ERanglero/status/1014208386852847622?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The right is boycotting Walmart so now where will the people of Walmart site get their pictures from? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoycottWalmart?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoycottWalmart</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Neely (@BrandonTXNeely) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrandonTXNeely/status/1014165216442175488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I saw <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoycottWalmart?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoycottWalmart</a> and thought it&#39;s because their employees don&#39;t make enough money to live and have to get public assistance or because of their union busting tactics - or the fact they force employees to work on Thanksgiving.<br><br>Nope. Trump supporters are upset over a jersey</p>&mdash; Benjamin Dixon🌹 (@BenjaminPDixon) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminPDixon/status/1014166979735965696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The conversation soon escalated into an argument with opposing sides taking shots back and forth. Walmart does currently sell a wide range of pro-Trump merchandise his iconic "Make America Great Again" hats.

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Source: http://www.fortune.com/2018/07/03/walmart-boycott-removes-impeach-45-shirt/

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American No. 30342 1530670275

Boycott Walmart, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter. Use Sears/JC Pennys, Ebay, Minds, and Gab instead. Maga!

Anonymous No. 30394 1530724758

If Walmart had any integrity, it would fire the person(s) responsible for supplying this garbage.

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