#BoycottWalmart trends online after superstore sells 'Impeach 45' products

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As of early Tuesday morning, the "Impeach 45" clothing was still available on Walmart's website.

USA retail giant Walmart has removed anti-Trump merchandise following online boycott threats from the president's supporters.

It's not the first time Walmart has gotten into hot water for controversial t-shirts for sale on its website.

Walmart is facing backlash for selling "Impeach 45" apparel on its website, leading to a #BoycottWalmart trend on social media.

Walmart, it should be noted, also sells tons of pro-Trump merch, including an array of MAGA caps, books, cologne, and this tank top with Trump, oddly, topping a tank, but it's good to see the right taking a stand for something, I guess?

The shirt was removed from the store's website after the Radio Television Digital News Association sent a letter to the company about the shirt, according to the group.

The shirt was not sold directly by Walmart but through its open marketplace by a third-party seller, Walmart said in a tweet to Fournier Tuesday afternoon.

Walmart has been targeted before by angry shoppers after controversial items have appeared on the platform.

Walmart, not long ago, was in trouble with liberals as well for a shirt it soldthat read "Rope". Fournier wrote in a tweet directed at Walmart.

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". Walmart didn't immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. In the last few years, Walmart removed apparel that encouraged murdering journalists; removed Black Lives Matter apparel because conservatives complained the movement causes racial division; pulled a shirt that said "I'd Rather Be Snorting Cocaine Off a Hooker's A-;" and took a Halloween costume that depicted suicide off the shelves.

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