Walmart pulls controversial T-shirt that suggests lynching journalists

Photo shows shirt pulled from two online retailers

SAN ANTONIO – A T-shirt with the words “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required” was pulled from Walmart.com Thursday after complaints from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The shirt was listed for $18 prior to its removal and available through a third-party retailer called Teespring.

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Walmart told CBS News that the shirt clearly violated the retailer’s policy and was removed from the website as soon as it was brought to Walmart’s attention.

The shirt was also seen at a Donald Trump campaign rally in 2016.

Teespring has also removed the shirt from their website.


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