Trump supporters urge Walmart boycott over 'Impeach 45' clothing

NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Walmart Inc faced an outcry from supporters of President Donald Trump on Tuesday for listing for sale on its open marketplace clothing with the slogan "Impeach 45," an apparent reference to Trump, the country's 45th president.

The hashtag #BoycottWalmart was among the top-trending topics in the United States on the social media site, racking up more than 50,000 tweets by mid-afternoon.

A spokesperson for Walmart told Reuters that the items were sold by "third-party sellers" on its open marketplace website and were not "offered directly by Walmart."

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Ughhhh why @Walmart 😩 I am in your store weekly. Looks like we need to #boycottWalmart 🤷‍♀️
@Walmart I will never shop in walmart again, and I spend easily $400. Per month #BoycottWalmart #TrumpismyPresident
This is the stupidest reason for a boycott ever. #BoycottWalmart @Walmart
@Walmart You have made a horrible business decision by choosing sides. I will not shop anywhere that disrespects ou…
#BoycottWalmart . Shame on you.
@Walmart Selling Impeach 45 is the most disgusting action of a major US corporation could make. I will make it my m…
For once there’s something I and Trump supporters can agree on with #BoycottWalmart. Walmart's low-wage policies co…
@RyanAFournier @Walmart I am appalled that a store would sell such an unpatriotic product. I am cancelling my accou…

"We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies," the spokesperson said.

A search of the Walmart website Tuesday showed no "Impeach 45" apparel available for sale online.

On June 27, Walmart announced that it was introducing a 3D virtual shopping tour on its website, as the retailer pours billions of dollars into beefing up its e-commerce business. (Reporting By Amy Tennery Editing by Susan Thomas)

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