Politics Ivanka Trump tweet featuring can of Goya beans sparks backlash

08:51  15 july  2020
08:51  15 july  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

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

  #Goyaway: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julián Castro lead calls to boycott Goya Foods after CEO's praise for Donald Trump Twitter users are calling to boycott Goya Foods after its CEO praised President Donald Trump.Social backlash followed.

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Washington (AFP) - Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting what one critic called a "tone deaf" photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate the children of undocumented migrants from their parents. The eldest daughter of President

Ivanka Trump is facing backlash after tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans. The tweet from the president's daughter includes Goya's slogan, "If it's Goya, it has to be good," in both English and in Spanish. She also posted the image to her Facebook and Instagram pages.

Ivanka Trump posing for a picture: ivanka-trump-twitter.jpg © Twitter/Ivanka Trump ivanka-trump-twitter.jpg

Trump's social media post comes days after Goya CEO Robert Unanue praised Mr. Trump during an event last week at the White House. "We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder," Unanue said.

Goya CEO praises Trump at White House, backlash is swift

  Goya CEO praises Trump at White House, backlash is swift NEW YORK (AP) — Goya Foods is facing a swift backlash after its CEO praised President Donald Trump at White House event. Goya was founded in Manhattan in 1936 by Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife Carolina, immigrants from Spain. The company calls itself the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. Robert Unanue, a grandson and now Goya CEO, spoke at a Rose Garden event announcing a “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative” on Thursday. “We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said standing at a podium beside Trump.

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Unanue's remarks prompted calls for a boycott of Goya, which considers itself the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. In response, Unanue said he was "not apologizing" and called the #BoycottGoya campaign an attempt at "suppression of speech."

Many on Twitter wondered if Trump's tweet would add to Goya's woes.

Others questioned the ethics of Trump seemingly endorsing Goya products by using the company's slogan in her tweet and holding up a can of black beans.

According to the Department of Justice, "an employee may not use his public office for his own private gain or for that of persons or organizations with which he is associated personally. An employee's position or title should not be used to coerce; to endorse any product, service or enterprise; or to give the appearance of governmental sanction."

United States: the Goya food brand targeted by a boycott campaign

 United States: the Goya food brand targeted by a boycott campaign © REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni The Hispanic food brand Goya is targeted by a boycott campaign. A boycott campaign targets Goya products, the country's largest Hispanic food company. The company president’s glowing statements to Donald Trump are at issue. With our correspondent in New York, Loubna Anaki "Boycott Goya" , the message has been shared millions of times on social networks since Thursday. And the movement continues to grow.

Radio host Mike Opelka, who ignited the 'buy-cott' movement in response to calls to boycott Goya , joins 'Fox & Friends.'

(Reuters) - Goya Foods Inc, the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company and a popular brand among Latino Americans, became the target of a boycott campaign on social media on Friday sparked by its CEO effusively praising President Donald Trump at the White House.

Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are advisers to the president, according to the White House website.

In 2017, Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Mr. Trump, was investigated for a similar incident when she encouraged Americans to buy Ivanka Trump branded products after they were dropped from Nordstrom stores. Conway was cleared of any wrongdoing, as deputy counsel to the president on compliance and ethics Stefan Passantino said she had "acted inadvertently" and "without nefarious motive."

CREW files ethics complaint against Ivanka Trump over Goya photo .
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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