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Politics #Goyaway: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julián Castro lead calls to boycott Goya Foods after CEO's praise for Donald Trump

09:15  10 july  2020
09:15  10 july  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Goya faces calls for boycott after CEO praises Trump

  Goya faces calls for boycott after CEO praises Trump Julian Castro was among many to tweet his disapproval of Goya, urging consumers to "think twice before buying their products."Unanue, who is of Spanish descent, was one of a handful of Hispanic supporters on hand as the president signed an expansion of the "Hispanic Prosperity Initiative." The executive order is meant to "improve access by Hispanic Americans to educational and economic opportunities," according to a White House press release.

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The CEO of Goya Foods, which bills itself as the country's largest Hispanic-owned food company, praised President Donald Trump during a visit to the White House on Thursday.

Social backlash followed.

The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya soon began trending on Twitter, while some  Latinos also expressed disappointment with the CEO's praise for a president who they say continuously attacks Latinos.

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CEO’s praise of Trump triggers #GoyaBoycott backlash, boycott calls from AOC, Chrissy Teigen, others

  CEO’s praise of Trump triggers #GoyaBoycott backlash, boycott calls from AOC, Chrissy Teigen, others A growing number of politicians, celebrities and members of the Latino community are calling for a boycott of Goya Foods after its CEO praised President Trump during a White House event Thursday. © Evan Vucci President Donald Trump listens as Robert Unanue, of Goya Foods, speaks during a roundtable meeting with Hispanic leaders in the Cabinet Room, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Robert Unanue, whose company calls itself the largest Hispanic-owned food business in the U.S.

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"We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder," CEO Robert Unanue said during a speech after a roundtable with Trump and other Hispanic leaders.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Goya Foods CEO and President Bob Unanue speaks prior to US President Donald Trump signing an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) ORG XMIT: Trump hol ORIG FILE ID: AFP_1UW9XR © JIM WATSON, AFP via Getty Images Goya Foods CEO and President Bob Unanue speaks prior to US President Donald Trump signing an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) ORG XMIT: Trump hol ORIG FILE ID: AFP_1UW9XR

Unanue is "praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain," Julián Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development secretary in the Obama administration, said on Twitter.

Latinos will keep cooking...without Goya (opinion)

  Latinos will keep cooking...without Goya (opinion) With his laudatory comments for President Trump, the Goya CEO turned the real world on its head, writes Ed Morales, damaging his brand to defend an increasingly unpopular president who has repeatedly targeted Latinos. They and others will look elsewhere for food that celebrates ethnic identity.Like most of my friends and family I have Goya products in my cupboard. Adobo, Sazón with Coriander and Anatto, Sofrito (Tomato, though sometimes I'll get the Recaito Cilantro, and black and pink beans.

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"Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo,'" U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter, later sharing an alternative recipe to the Adobo seasoning, which is part of the Goya brand – a well-known Latino household item.

United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization, said it won't support "companies who endorse and comply with a White Supremacist regime." They created a petition to boycott the company.

"We all know that Trump has not stopped attacks on immigrants, Latinx folks, Black people, and all people of color, since day 1. We must show CEO of Goya Foods Robert Unanue that we won’t stand for this! If Goya wants our business, they must respect and fight for our humanity!" the group said in a statement.

Trump hosted an event Thursday with Hispanic leaders, including Unanue. The president later signed an executive order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative to "improve access by Hispanic Americans to educational and economic opportunities."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: #Goyaway: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julián Castro lead calls to boycott Goya Foods after CEO's praise for Donald Trump

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on Friday filed a complaint against White House adviser Ivanka Trump for a photo pushing products from Goya Foods, accusing the president's eldest daughter of violating ethics laws for federal employees.CREW alleges that Trump violated the Standards of Conduct, a policy that bars White House employees from using or permitting the use of their government positions or titles to endorse any product, service or enterprise.The complaint calls on the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to investigate and consider disciplinary action against Trump if she used improperly used her platform.

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