Walmart has been at the center of controversies many times in the past, so it is not shocking to learn that “Impeach 45” baby clothes sold at the retail’s stores are now the target of social media outcry.
At Walmart stores and online, consumers can purchase “Impeach Trump” and “Impeach 45” apparel for both babies and adults. As USA Today appears to indicate, this product hopes to reach members of what is often called the “Resistance” movement against President Donald Trump.
One of the first complaints online came from Ryan Fournier.
In a July 2 tweet, the Trump advocate tagged Walmart and asked why the company was selling anti-Trump merchandise to babies.
With Trump supporters noticing the tweet, it quickly went viral. In no time, there were calls to boycott the retailer followed by the #boycottWalmart hashtag.
@Walmart You're seriously selling baby wear that calls for the impeachment the President of the United States? ??— ??COOPER ?'s AMERICA 1st?? (@S_Cooper0404) July 3, 2018
Do you think Patrtiotic Americans don't shop at your stores? Is this what you represent?
Call 1-800-WALMART to reach comment line!#WalkAway from Walmart! pic.twitter.com/CGztOxxXQc
I didn't realize how to the left Walmart was and that's your right but when you start selling merchandise to impeach our president than that's over the top and I won't support you! #boycottwalmart— M J Tablack (@craftyladymj) July 3, 2018
Some Twitter users were wondering how come conservatives are now so outraged at Walmart when they never seemed bothered by other offensive material.
Conservatives: We don't have to sell a cake to a gay person if we don't want to.— Maria (@foiegracias) July 3, 2018
Also Conservatives: How dare Walmart sell what they want to on their website?!?! #BoycottWalmart
Don’t remember conservatives wanting to boycott Amazon for selling impeach Obama shirts. But they want to #BoycottWalmart for selling impeach 45. ???? Oh yea that’s right, it was patriotic to hate Obama but now unAmerican to oppose Trump #HypocrisyOfTheRight pic.twitter.com/1PlFbXcyVm— Smith (@GuerrillaSmith) July 3, 2018
It makes ZERO sense for Trump-lovers to boycott Walmart for selling 'Impeach 45' apparel when they also sell 'Make America Great Again' items -- which to the overwhelming majority of Americans is akin to selling— Bill Madden (@activist360) July 3, 2018
hats and T-shirts emblazoned with a Nazi swastika. #BoycottWalmart
Despite the outrage at the company for apparently promoting the Resistance, the very apparel line calling for Trump’s impeachment is also responsible for merchandise targeting the Trump-supporting audience, including apparel with the slogan “Make America Great Again.”
In the past, the company stopped selling products with the caption “Bulletproof – Black Lives Matter” after the National Fraternal Order of Police criticized the company for “profiting from racial division.”
In late 2017, Walmart was under fire for selling a shirt that read: “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.”
The company pulled the product following backlash.
Walmart appears to want to please everyone at its stores, no matter how much backlash it gets. Still, it’s interesting to see the outrage over a piece of merch calling for impeachment when few, if any, on the right criticized Walmart for selling products that called for hanging journalists. In fact, it was quite the contrary.