Conservatives rally around Goya amid calls for boycott over CEO's pro-Trump remarks

7/12/2020 1:15:00 AM

A number of prominent conservatives have offered their support for Goya Foods as it faces mass calls for boycott over its CEO's decision to praise President Trump.

"President Trump similarly tweeted "I LOVE @GoyaFoods!" amid the backlash. Figures such as former model Chrissie Teigen had advanced the boycott as a way to retaliate against CEO Robert Unanue, who appeared beside Trump at a White House event this week.

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GOYA FOODS CEO WON'T APOLOGIZE IN FACE OF BOYCOTT, BACKLASH FOR PRO-TRUMP REMARKS: 'SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH'"We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder," he said. Trump was promoting the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which is designed to expand educational and economic opportunities for Hispanic-Americans.

While criticizing the boycott, "The View" co-host Meghan McCain warned that it might result in job loss during the difficult economic problems begot by the coronavirus pandemic."It seems weird & callous to boycott a company who supplies food to the masses and employs 4,000 people during a pandemic," she said in a post retweeted by conservative author Ben Shapiro. "No matter what your politics, who wants more people out of work? Almost every CEO, boss, & person I interact with and consume products from disagrees with me."

MEGHAN MCCAIN DECRIES 'WEIRD & CALLOUS' GOYA BOYCOTT OVER CEO'S PRAISE OF TRUMPConservative commentator Charlie Kirk also ripped the boycott, suggesting it would harm minorities."Imagine boycotting one of America’s largest minority-owned businesses and thinking that you’re doing something to end racism," he tweeted on Friday. "That’s the current mindset of the leaders of the Democrat party."

Meanwhile, the boycott has received support from figures like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. "Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo,'" she tweeted alongside a call for the boycott.GOYA PRESIDENT: SALES 'QUADRUPLED' AMID CORONAVIRUS DEMAND

Teigen pushed back on the idea that she was hurting Goya's workers, and vowed to financially help the farms affected. "The next step republicans [sic] will do (mark my words, they did this with my equinox tweets as well) is say you aren’t supporting the workers if you boycott," Teigen tweeted.

"You ARE. They should never feel they have to work for someone who agrees Mexicans are 'vile' 'rapists,'" she wrote, a reference to remarks by Trump at the very start of his presidential campaign in 2015.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

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Unanue has refused to back down and called the pushback against him visiting the White House “suppression of speech.”On Friday, he told "Fox & Friends" that he was previously invited to the White House for an event hosted by the Obama administration for Hispanic Heritage Month. “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, it is not acceptable,” Unanue said.

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#Goyaway: Calls To Boycott Goya Foods After CEO Praises President TrumpPeople are calling for a boycott of Goya Foods after its CEO praised President Trump during a visit to the White House, saying the country was 'truly blessed' to have him and calling him 'a builder.' Because of this nonsense I’ll buy more of their product. People can think for themselves. Grow up children When are we going to say enough and tell people like this to go eff themselves. Some small minded TDS suffering trolls. Useless virtue signaling. I don't even eat their food but now I might stock up.

Calls To Boycott Explode After Goya Foods CEO Praises TrumpCalls to boycott Goya Foods erupted online after the CEO of the popular Hispanic-owned foods brand praised President Trump during an event at the White House Bunch of snowflakes. So sensitive. This is what happens when parents don't spank their kids and teach them common sense. Is the quality of food now political too? I will buy more Goya products.

Twitter Explodes With Calls To Boycott Goya Foods After CEO Heaps Praise On TrumpRobert Unanue said the U.S. is 'truly blessed' to 'have a leader like President Trump' in a Rose Garden speech. Primer los dientes y despuea los parientes. I got mine. Now you get yours. boycottgooyafoods Y hasta ahí llegó... adiós GoyaFoods He isn't wrong, either. Leftists are seething.

Goya Foods boycott takes off after its CEO praises TrumpThe CEO of Goya Foods praised President Trump at an event in the Rose Garden on Thursday, sparking outrage on social media and prompting Latino politicians to speak out against the brand, which is a staple for many Hispanic American households. How does Biden “Build Back Better” when all you, and your party know how to do is destroy? spygate russiacollusion Mueller Impeachment corona The Hispanic community strongly supports President Trump. This is a lot of fuss over nothing Ill be buying more goya products now

Prominent Latino voices call for Goya Foods boycott after CEO praises Trump'We learned to bake bread in this pandemic, we can learn to make our own adobo con pimienta. Bye,' Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted. TDS at its finest suppression of speech? Nobody stopped him from talking. also my money is too valuable to give to just anybody.

Customers Are Boycotting Goya Foods After The Company's CEO Openly Praised Trump'We are all truly blessed 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. We pray for our leadership, our president,” Unanue said during his speech. Goya was founded by white people. Ha ha ha! Keep trying to decide if you are a boy or girl there latinx I will be buying their products this week because you are trying to cancel them!