Las Vegans react to anti-Trump shirts at Walmart

Store also sells pro-Trump items

UPDATE JULY 4: 13 Action News talked to people in Las Vegas about the controversy surrounding the anti-Trump items that were being sold at Walmart. 

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Walmart is facing criticism from conservatives for selling apparel that encourages the impeachment on President Trump.

The criticism appears to have begun with conservative activist and Trump supporter Ryan Fournier, the chairman of Students for Trump. On Monday evening, he tweeted a link of an "Impeach 45" baby onesie being sold on Walmart's website.

".@walmart why are you selling Impeach 45 baby clothes on your website?????" Fournier tweeted. "What kind of message are you trying to send?"

Other Trump supporters called for a boycott of Walmart until the store removed the "impeachment" items.

 

 

 

 

However, the onesie was not made by Walmart — it was made by Old Glory Music & Entertainment, a third-party retailer that makes political-themed merchandise. Old Glory then sells its products in Walmart stores and online. 

In fact, both Old Glory and Walmart both offer a number of pro-Trump T-shirts, caps and accessories.

The baby onesie is not the first time that Old Glory merchandise has gotten Walmart into trouble. In December 2016, Walmart agreed to stop selling a controversial "Bulletproof Black Lives Matter" shirt.

In 2017, Walmart agreed to pull a shirt made by another third-party supplier that encouraged the lynching of journalists.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.

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