Trumps tweet support for Goya amid boycott calls

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter and adviser Ivanka are rallying support for Goya Foods on Twitter, amid continued calls on social media to boycott the food company over its CEO's effusive praise for Trump.

Early on Wednesday, Trump tweeted, without citing evidence, that "Goya Foods is doing GREAT. The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!"

And on Instagram Trump posted a picture of himself in the Oval Office giving two thumbs with Goya products on his desk.

His posts followed Ivanka's late Tuesday Tweet of the company's slogan, "If it's Goya, it has to be good," in both Spanish and English, along with a photo of her holding a can of Goya black beans.

But her comments could violate government ethics rules that prohibit the use of public office to endorse products or advance personal business gains.

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.

The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya trended on Twitter after Robert Unanue, chief executive of the New Jersey-based company, appeared with Trump at the White House last week for the creation of an advisory panel on spurring Hispanic prosperity.

He said the country was "truly blessed" to have a leader like Trump.

The comment alienated many Goya consumers, who consider Trump racist against Hispanic people because of his immigration policies, his calling Mexicans "rapists" during his 2016 presidential campaign, and his reportedly calling El Salvador a "shithole country" at a 2018 White House meeting. Goya is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S.

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    If Trump supports Goya it's another reason Goya should be boycotted. How much did Goya have to pay for His endorsement?
  • B
    "Rule of Law" may just be to complicated for TRUMP to grasp someone should explain how it is applied and works to give him the benefit of the doubt that he is being deliberately misbehaving as children do.
  • B
    Hawking sales for a worshipper as president of the United States while doing absolutely NOTHING to control the spread of the virus except to attempt to make it worse. Apparently he doesn’t even notice that, once again, ppe and medical supplies are in short supply and draining fast because he’s too busy tweeting food endorsements.
  • m
    everyone knows Trump only eats fast food...doubt he ever even touched those products until he was paid for the endorsement!!!
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  • R
    Is he running commercials or the country???
  • J
    Getting desperate when you need backing from black beans.
  • a
    The Trump Mafia Family Getting Into The Canned Bean Business After Every Thing Else Went B.K....lmao
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    Gail lee Lowery
    I don't usually buy this brand anyway. I buy the store brand equivalent. Now I won't for sure.
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    Albert E
    Anyone can get an endorsement from the Trumps. Play to their egos and you can receive a pardon, a commuted sentence, or prime time commercial from OUR White House. In God We trust. In the Trumps...Trust is dwindling day by day.
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