Calls to boycott Goya are building today after the company’s CEO lavished praise on Donald Trump during a“Hispanic Prosperity Initiative” event on Thursday. At the White House, Robert Unanue remarked, “We are truly blessed, at the same time, to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.” The comments instantly drew concerns from many Twitter users, along with vows to never buy the company’s products again.
.@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. #Goyaway https://t.co/lZDQlK6TcU
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) July 9, 2020
We learned to bake bread in this pandemic, we can learn to make our own adobo con pimienta. Bye. https://t.co/qKHNYfkqCq
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 10, 2020
On Fox & Friends, Unanue said he wouldn’t apologize for his comments, instead, he called the backlash “suppression of speech.”
Commentator @ananavarro reacts to the public backlash following Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue's praise of Trump.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 10, 2020
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