"These items were sold by third party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart", a company spokesman said.
But others called it hypocritical to remove anti-Trump gear while still selling pro-Trump items.
It's unclear whether these are one-off incidents, or whether Walmart is systematically removing anti-Trump paraphernalia from the site. "They do need to take action because it could alienate a large portion of their customer base".
Can we get Shaq to purchase a few of those shirts for Auntie Maxine Waters who chanted "Impeach 45!" to a crowd over the weekend. Another shirt that said "45 You're Fired" has also been removed from the site. "Tree. Journalist." implying reporters should be lynched, saying the items came from a third-party vendor and violated company policy.
Sellers do need to apply to be able to list their items. "We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention, and are conducting a thorough review of the seller's assortment".
A quick search on Walmart.com revealed three other companies selling Trump impeachment merchandise.
"No need to boycott".
Walmart's marketplace, which was created to compete with a similar program by Amazon, now has about 18,000 sellers and the retail giant receives a percentage of each sale, according to Bloomberg News. "It was not deliberate".