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Goya Foods CEO calls boycott threat ‘suppression of speech,’ citing work for Obamas

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As cancel culture tries to punish Goya foods President and CEO Bob Unanue for praising President Trump, the Hispanic food executive says he won’t back down from threats made by uber-progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Julian Castro.

“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, according to Fox News.

Goya Foods serves on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative that concentrates on educational and economic prosperity initiatives for Hispanics.

“We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said during the Rose Garden speech as reported by CNN. “We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.”

That was enough to start a progressive boycott of Goya Foods by AOC, who tweeted that she’d have to learn how to make a spice packaged by Goya as Adobo.

Previously, Castro, who was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama and later ran unsuccessfully for the Democrat nomination for president, tweeted:

Goya has been an important brand in the Latino community, recognized by both President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as making substantial commitments to the success of the Hispanic community in the United States.

“The history and story of Goya are as much about the importance of family and values as it is about achieving the American dream and helping to cultivate the Latin culture in the United States,” says the company’s website.

While Unanue and his brother are both Trump supporters, and strongly conservative because of their Catholic background, they support progressive Hispanic organizations such as the National Council of La Raza. They also support the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Hispanic Leadership Institute.

“Unanue said that boycott threats are a ‘suppression of speech,’ mentioning Goya’s past efforts with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama,” says Business Insider.

Unanue says that he’s responding to Trump in the same way that he responded to Obama when he was in the White House and the president asked him to serve. Conservatives didn’t call for a Goya boycott when he cooperated with a Democrat.  

“If you’re called by the president of the United States, you’re going to say, ‘No I’m sorry, I’m busy, no thank you?'” Unanue asked.

“I didn’t say that to the Obamas and I didn’t say that to President Trump.”

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    ILoveEzell July 10, 2020

    Okay. I’m definitely buying more Goya brand foods! Who’s with me?

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    Louisa Swanson July 10, 2020

    Goya foods sells in my store OK! People are buying them like crazy, he;s got nothing to worry about.
    How many bozos would do anything AOC says anyway?! Wonder how that “homemade recipie” came out?!

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    Jojodmonkey July 10, 2020

    I really don’t understand why the commies are picking on Goya. They are probably the most racist corporation in the USA, if not the world!

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    Harold Levi July 10, 2020

    The management of Goya needs to be more careful of who they support. AOC is one visious bitch. No, you can not support Constitutional Concervatives, they do not like it. It indicates you can think for yourself, which is an extremely bad traite according to Maxist teaching.

    Deo Vindice

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    Polky July 10, 2020

    Sir you have integrity and you trust in God God looks after the people who trust Him.Your company will grow so big you would be needing bigger warehouses

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    Louisa Swanson July 10, 2020

    How the hell are THEY racist?!

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    Donald Cook July 11, 2020

    I don’t buy much Goya product, because it cost a little more, but now that I know that they support President Trump, I will buy More. Praise Goya and President Trump and Everybody that Supports them. I am a firm believer in a Boycott of All Anti-America Business’s. The list keeps growing to boycott,and I get along just fine.

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