Walmart is in hot water after ‘Impeach 45’ merchandise was found on its website and a customer uproar ensued. The world’s largest retailer has already removed the offensive apparel in a bid to quell the ‘bad for business’ headlines. It’s a mistake they’ll likely not make again after being reminded that the bulk of Walmart stores reside in the south where the vote for President Trump topped 70% in some states. That aside, the president’s polling numbers, contrary to what the mainstream media portray, continues to be at or better than that of President Obama in the same timeframe of his first term.
Here’s more from Yahoo…
Walmart on Tuesday removed shirts and other gear from its online marketplace bearing the phrase “Impeach 45” after supporters of US President Donald Trump lambasted the retail giant on social media.
Walmart nixed the items after images of jerseys and baby gear with the anti-Trump slogan went viral on social media. At midday, the phrase #BoycottWalmart was trending on Twitter.
“These items were sold by third party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart,” a company spokesman said. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.”
The controversy highlights a challenge of doing business in a country increasingly polarized by politics, where supporters and critics of Trump have become more vocal in pressuring companies with boycott threats when they appear to be taking sides.
Other brands that have aroused howls on social media include athletic clothing and equipment brand Under Armour after its chief executive praised Trump, and sporting goods chain Dick’s Sporting Goods that restricted some gun sales.