Earlier this year when Trump announced that he liked the new Mexican president and he and the Mexican President get along and he would help defend the wall the media scoffed at him. Then when Mexico sent 2500 troops to defend the wall they couldn’t believe it. When the CEO of Goya Foods Robert Unanue announced he was coming to the White House to meet with Trump, the media immediately planted negative stories about how they wouldn’t get along since Trump has said disparaging things about Mexico in the past and Mexico would refuse to sign anything. How wrong the destroy Trump media was once again as always when it comes to all things Trump.
A White House roundtable included Trump’s signing of an executive order expanding his “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative,” which is said to include more taxpayer support for charter and private schools and added tax benefits for “Opportunity Zone” development in urban neighborhoods.
Unanue announced at the event that Goya would take part in the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative by donating one million cans of chickpeas and one million pounds of products to food banks nationwide. “I am honored to be a part of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and to support and celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic community,” Unanue said in a press release. “We are committed to our country and the need to give back because it is the right thing to do. We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” CEO Robert Unanue said in a Rose Garden speech following a meeting with Trump and other Hispanic business magnates and politicians. Uananue further stated, “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder. And that’s what my grandfather did. He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper. And so we have an incredible builder and we pray for our leadership, our president. And we pray for our country that we will continue to prosper and to grow.”
Uananue’s statement caused the democrats and media to go ballistic and the CEO of Goya Foods, which says it’s the country’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, has landed in hot water with Democrats after praising President Trump during a visit to the White House Thursday. After President Trump’s recent meeting with Hispanic leaders, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue caused liberals to explode with rage after he praised the president for all of his hard work and compassion.
The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya began trending on Twitter, with calls to boycott the brand from Democrats and Latino leaders.
Former secretary of housing and urban development Julián Castro said in a tweet that New Jersey-based Goya has been a “staple of so many Latino households for generations” but accused Unanue of “praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain. “Americans should think twice before buying their products. #Goyaway,” he added.
The president’s rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trail and his handling of immigration matters, including his efforts to dismantle the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young immigrants who have been in the U.S. since they were children to stay, have hurt his popularity among some Latinos.
Latino Victory Fund CEO Nathalie Rayes told NBC News that Unanue’s praise of “the most anti-Latino president in the history of our country” is “shameful and appalling.”
“President Trump has disrespected and attacked the Latino community since Day 1,” she said. “We call for a boycott of Goya Foods products and anyone who stands with Donald Trump and against our community.”
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez supported a boycott of Goya foods along with other celebrities and Tweeted “ Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo.’” AOC followed up the tweet with an alternative recipe for the seasoning.Iguess . AOC wants to take food away from the millions of illegals in this country who rely on Goya products for their sustenance.
Several conservatives attacked the boycotters on social media, “The CEO won’t apologize in face of boycott, backlash for pro-Trump remarks: ‘Suppression of speech’ Bob Unanue sets a good example in the fight against liberal terrorism. Don’t let his voice be suppressed. Stand up against these thugs. #BuyGoya,” tweeted Hollywood actor James Woods..
“Well, now more than ever, #BuyGoyaProducts #BuyMoreGoya #BuyGoyaFoods #BuyGoya,” Mr. Woods said in a follow-up tweet on Saturday which drew 24,000 likes within the first hour
“Went to store today to buy some @Goyaproducts. (I buy their beans anyway) They were pretty much sold out of all but a few cans of chickpeas. I smiled,” said former Arkansas governor and broadcast commentator Mike Huckabee in his own Twitter missive.
“Goya is a staple of Cuban food. My grandparents ate Goya black beans twice a day for nearly 90 years. And now the Left is trying to cancel Hispanic culture and silence free speech. #BuyGoya,” tweeted Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican.
Judicial Watch founder Tom Fitton, Rudy Guiiani, and Fox News hosts Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham were also among the many who joined in the fray.
Speaking on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” Friday, Unanue dismissed the calls for a boycott. “It’s just a reflection, I believe, of the division that exists today in our country,” he said.
The CEO of Goya Foods doubled down on his support for President Donald Trump following calls for a boycott against his company and added that the outrage at his praise for the president is sowing dangerous divisions.
“We are with the president. We’re with this country, you know, right, left, center, up and down,” CEO Robert Unanue said Friday on Fox Business Network.
It is nice to see someone stand up for our President and the Goya CEO is a wonderful example of the men and women who will vote for President Trump in 2020
Privately-owned Goya started out as a family-run business founded in Manhattan in 1936 by Unanue’s grandparents, Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife Carolina who immigrated to the U.S. from Spain.
The company recently donated thousands of pounds of food to families in need in Harlem and the Bronx impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and is also supplying food to public schools.