Walmart under fire after official Twitter account calls Hawley a “sore loser” for vowing to contest electoral college vote

Walmart has apologized after causing a firestorm when their official Twitter account responded to Senator Josh Hawley declaring to contest the electoral college vote.

Hawley posted a screenshot of Walmart’s Twitter account replying to his vow to challenge the electoral college vote by writing “Go ahead. Get your 2 hours debate #soreloser”

Hawley wrote back “Thanks ⁦@Walmart⁩ for your insulting condescension. Now that you’ve insulted 75 million Americans, will you at least apologize for using slave labor?” 

He added in a follow-up tweet “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”

Walmart has now apologized for the tweet, writing “The tweet published earlier was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team. We deleted 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.”

One Twitter user replied “So one junior employee can tweet on behalf of a mega corporation with a $407B market cap? There aren’t any checks before tweets are sent out from your company’s official Twitter account? Even if it was a mistake, these hidden agendas/biases bleed throughout the corporate culture.”

Another replied “Wow. I’d love to see a map of Walmart locations layered in with this 2020 election result map. Sounds like @walmart forgot who their customer base is…”