'Impeach 45' apparel leads to Walmart boycott threats

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These articles of clothing have ignited a rallying cry from the President's legion of supporters, who find the sloganeering to be disrespectful. Walmart also sold clothing and paraphernalia promoting the impeachment of former President Barack Obama.

Other items echoing the anti-Trump sentiment were also available on the retail giant's website, including other T-shirts, coffee mugs and bumper stickers, made by several companies.

Old Glory, which was founded in 1969 and makes its T-shirts in Westbrook, Conn., received "a couple thousand" orders of the impeachment apparel on Tuesday alone, accounting for about half of the day's sales, Morelli said.

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"These items were sold by third party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart", a spokesperson told the BBC on Tuesday.

As some noted, though, the choice of items on Walmart's website doesn't betray any clear political bias; the retailer sells plenty of pro-Trump merchandise and it sells merchandise that opposes Hillary Clinton, as well.

Walmart is in consumer crosshairs after shoppers discovered the retailer's line of "Impeach 45" apparel. 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. But once they're approved-a process that takes a few weeks-Walmart doesn't watch every item put up for sale. We have reached out to Walmart for comment, and will update this story with any reply. The company removed a shirt with the slogan "Rope".

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