Walmart, Twitter: @Walmart, says their tweet calling Josh Hawley, Twitter: @HawleyMO, a “#soreloser” was “mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account.” They have issued an apology as well. Meanwhile, #BoycottWalmart is trending on Twitter.
According to details, on December 30, at 10:40 am, Republican’s Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, called out Walmart after the company’s Twitter account rebuked him for announcing his intention to object to the Electoral College certification.
Hawley announced on Wednesday his plan to object during the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress. Tweet embedded, below.
Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard. I will object on January 6 on their behalf pic.twitter.com/kTaaPPJGHE— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 30, 2020
At 11:37 am, Walmart’s brand Twitter account responded by calling him a “#soreloser,” according to a screenshot of the tweet. See the Screenshot, below.
The now-deleted tweet reads: “Go ahead. Get your 2 hour debate. #soreloser.” Kyle Plotkin, Hawley’s chief of staff, tweeted at Walmart asking if the company can “explain this one?”
Josh Hawley also responded with the Screenshot of Walmart’s tweet calling him a ‘#soreloser’ and wrote in the caption, tweet reads: “Thanks @Walmart for your insulting condescension. Now that you’ve insulted 75 million Americans, will you at least apologize for using slave labor?”
“Or maybe you’d like to apologize for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business, Hawley added.”
Or maybe you’d like to apologize for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 30, 2020Ad
“The tweet was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team who intended to publish this comment to their personal account,” Casey Staheli, Walmart’s senior manager, told the NewPakweb. “We have removed the post and have no intention of commenting on the subject of certifying the electoral college. We apologize to Senator Hawley for this error and any confusion about our position.”
Walmart’s tweet later started a political tussle between People on social media. “#soreloser” became one of the top trends on Twitter and people are trolling Senator Josh Hawley and taking on Republicans.
Watch how people’s reactions, below.
Republicans loved Walmart. After the account called GOP Senator Hawley a #SoreLoser , they suddenly called to #BoycottWalmart— 🖤🦋Rowan Moon🦋🖤 (@oXxRowanxXo) December 30, 2020
Meanwhile I'm here thinking this is the first time I find myself agreeing with the company………
— Staci (@Staci93990699) December 30, 2020Ad
Meanwhile, Republicans are calling for bycott Walmart.
You'd think that mega-corp's such as #Walmart wouldn't trust their social media accounts to the likes of college indoctrinated uber-woke leftists (aka Marxists).— AwakenedOutlaw⚒️ (@AwakenedOutlaw) December 30, 2020
But you'd be wrong.
And now #BoycottWalmart is trending as a result.