Bob Unanue is the CEO of Goya foods. This week he was at the White House for the ‘Hispanic Prosperity Initiative’ event.
He offered praise for President Trump while he was there.
Now, because of this, the left is trying to cancel him and Goya foods.
NBC News reports:
Goya Foods’ CEO said U.S. ‘blessed’ to have Trump as a leader, and calls for boycott quickly followed
Goya, which says it’s the nation’s largest Hispanic-owned food brand, is facing a backlash after its chief executive met with and heaped praise on President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday.
On Twitter, #BoycottGoya and #GoyaFoods were trending in the United States, and some Latinos were also using the hashtag #goyaway.
Trump reached out to Latino voters Thursday with a promised expansion of his “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative,” an effort said to include more taxpayer support for charter and private schools, and added tax benefits for “Opportunity Zone” development in urban neighborhoods.
Unanue appeared on FOX News on Friday and explained that he will not apologize to the left. He also pointed out that no one had a problem when he was invited to a similar event by Obama.
From FOX News:
Unanue called the pushback against him visiting the White House “suppression of speech.” Unanue said 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.
Unanue said he is not apologizing for his remarks supporting Trump’s economic policy and would not turn down other future invitations.
“I didn’t say that to the Obamas and I didn’t say that to President Trump.”
See the video below:
In response to the left’s boycott, conservatives are planning to buy more Goya products:
My brother came up with a terrific idea and I am encouraging all to join me in purchasing $10 worth of @GoyaFoods products and donating them to your local food bank. Let's push a BUY-cott, not a boycott. Let's show the #Goyaway people what compassion can do. https://t.co/SoHXRXHADG
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) July 10, 2020
Buy some Goya products the next time you’re at the grocery store!