July 13, 2020

Conservatives Rally around Goya Foods Amid Boycott Push

  • The Hill

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

The CEO of Goya foods praised President Trump, and now some conservative leaders are showing their support for the food company as liberals call to boycott the company.

The Background:

Fox News reports:

On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted: "Goya is a staple of Cuban food. My grandparents ate Goya black beans twice a day for nearly 90 years. And now the Left is trying to cancel Hispanic culture and silence free speech. #BuyGoya"

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.

Notable Quotes:

"We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder.”

  • Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

Nate James writes from Texas.

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