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‘I’m Not Apologizing’: Goya Foods CEO Refuses To Apologize For Pro-Trump Remarks

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The CEO of Goya Foods is refusing to back down in the face of a boycott over his comments praising President Donald Trump.

Goya Foods President and CEO Bob Unanue came under fire after he said at the White House Thursday that “we’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” according to Fox News. His comments sparked calls to boycott Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the country.

“Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,’” Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. In a subsequent tweet, Ocasio-Cortez included a recipe for homemade adobo.

Former presidential candidate Julian Castro tweeted: “@GoyaFoods has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations. Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain. Americans should think twice before buying their products.”

“We were part of a commission called the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and they called on us to be there to see how we could help opportunities within the economic and educational realm for prosperity among Hispanics and among the nation,” Unanue said Friday on “Fox & Friends.”

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“It’s suppression of speech,” he said of the boycott against him, noting that he also went to the White house for an event hosted by former President Barack Obama’s administration.

“So, you’re allowed to talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed to aid in economic and educational prosperity? And you make a positive comment and all of a sudden, that’s not acceptable,” Unanue continued.

“I’m not apologizing,” he added, noting that he will not be turning down any future invitations. “I didn’t say that to the Obamas and I didn’t say that to President Trump.”

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8 comments

  1. Will be buying Goya products , I used to get the spices , I’m going to start getting them again . I’d also like to know of more good companies to support .

  2. One more thing.
    GOYA should cease running $$$ ads $$$ with Media outlets that reported this protest of politically Bias reasons.

  3. Was introduced to GOYA by my PR/Caribbean tribe Indian wife of 43 years.
    GOYA is like buy bread, milk and eggs in this household.

    So Lib-turds regarding your latest Protest against opposing free speech.
    If anything you just increased GOYA Sells 100%.

    Plus the GOYA CEO has shown some cojones.

  4. Real Americans stand their ground ! We need more like him ! Boycotts are mostly hot air 7 can be used to heat your Goya and not much more. Buy buy buy

  5. Will be buying more Goya products. Love brave people like this.

  6. I have Goya products in the pantry and I am going to buy MORE!

  7. Force Recon Marine

    Anyone who apologizes for being an upstanding human being and bowing to Political Correctness is nothing but subhuman SCUM deserving what they get!!!

  8. You go, Mr. Unanue. Don’t back down! Stay the course!
    It is not political anything when someone wants to help those in need. I’m going to look for Goya brands on my next shopping trip. God bless you and the naysayers as well.

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