Boycott alert: Walmart sells "Impeach 45" t-shirts

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"We're removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies", a Walmart spokesperson said. While it can't entirely deny responsibility, its failing here has nothing to do with partisan politics.

But overnight, Trump supporters have been expressing anger toward Walmart on social media, with the hashtag #BoycottWalmart gathering more than 27,700 tweets at the time of publication.

It's not the first time Walmart has gotten into hot water for controversial t-shirts for sale on its website. And the store in 2015 announced it would no longer sell items promoting the Confederate Flag.

Of course, not everyone does. "We are an American company and we are proud to be American, and this is what we do: We sell T-shirts for a living". They do so in violation of their agreement, but quite often they escape unnoticed.

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A representative for Walmart didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment. Birkenstock accused Amazon of being lax at monitoring fakes on its third-party marketplace in 2016, and retaliated by pulling its shoes from Amazon itself-though there are still tons of unauthorized Birkenstocks on the site.

These marketplaces are a vital source of revenue for retailers. The company isn't pushing a liberal, anti-Trump agenda; it's just trying to get people to buy clothes. The site also sells several different versions of "Hillary for Prison" shirts.

By Tuesday afternoon, the "Impeach 45" products had been taken off of Walmart's website. Walmart sells the t-shirts, but it doesn't manufacture them.

CafePress has had "Impeach Trump" shirts, caps and throw pillows available on Walmart.com in the past as well, and still offers anti-Trump items along with pro-Trump items.

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