People Are Saying They're Going to Boycott Goya Foods After CEO Praises Trump

There has been a wave of calls to boycott Goya Foods after its CEO Robert Unanue said we are "truly blessed" to have a leader like Donald Trump.

Goya on display at Goya Foods' Grand Tasting Village.

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Goya on display at Goya Foods' Grand Tasting Village.

Twitter is calling a boycott of the popular company Goya Foods after its CEO Robert Unanue heaped praise on Donald Trump following the signing of an executive order establishing the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative

"We're all truly blessed—at the same time—to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder," Unanue said. "And that's what my grandfather did. He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper."

The CEO of @GoyaFoods is at a White House event saying we're
"blessed to have a leader" like Trump.

Make your shopping decisions accordingly.

— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 9, 2020

Between Unanue classifying Trump as a "builder" without mentioning that the word calls to mind the infamous "build that wall" chant from his 2016 presidential campaign, and Trump's cringeworthy vow to "stand arm-in-arm with the Hispanic community to make sure every child can grow up in peace" as thousands of innocent kids remain in cages while in the custody of Border Patrol, many pointed out that the entire scene was a mess.

Still, it may not be as big of a mess as the one Unanue has created by aligning himself with Trump, and potentially hurting his multi-million dollar family business in the process.

CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue: "We're all truly blessed to have a leader like President Trump"

He says this while Latinx children and families are in concentration camps. Never buying their products again.#BoycottGoya

— MGinFlorida (@margaretccfl) July 9, 2020

I prefer companies that don’t support racists who kidnap kids and keep them in cages.
Shame on you slobbering all over this sociopath. #boycottGoya

— politimom (@DawnCuny) July 9, 2020

Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies have fueled hate crimes, separated families, put children in cages.

Yet the CEO of @GoyaFoods - who depends on immigrant communities - says "we're truly blessed to have a leader like President Trump"!? #BoycottGoya #BoycottGoyaFoods

— Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (@CDRosa) July 9, 2020

The CEO of @GoyaFoods thinks we’re "blessed to have a leader" who's letting this pandemic kill us, cage our children, and constantly dehumanizes us.

Yo Goya, tell your man to stop praising a racist. Latinos made him and his family rich by buying Goya products for decades.

— Voto Latino (@votolatino) July 9, 2020

Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019

In the 1930s, Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife Carolina migrated from Spain to Puerto Rico before opening their first small storefront in Manhattan shortly thereafter. Last year, Trump referred to the U.S. territory as "one of the most corrupt places on earth."  

Please list your alternatives to @GoyaFoods here, we'll start: La Fe, Badia Spices, Conchita, y Iberia Foods #BoycottGoya

— Pero Like (@BFPeroLike) July 9, 2020

Not to mention Trump's poor response to Hurricane Maria in 2018, which he billed as an "incredible unsung success," even though as many as 3,000 people in Puerto Rico died. Sound familiar

If you're committed to moving on from Goya, here are some alternatives:

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