After a single appearance in the Rose Garden outside the White House, and after speaking one sentence of praise towards President Donald Trump, Goya Foods co-owner and CEO Bob Unanue exploded the Left’s culture war over the incredibly successful food company.
“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Unanue, who is of Latin descent, said. Unanue had the sheer audacity to say something nice about our president on Thursday at a White House event that was promoting the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, an executive order signed by Trump whose goal is to increase economic and educational opportunities for Hispanic-Americans. WOW, what a racist Trump must be, right?
It goes to show the mental illness leftists have over Trump. Most suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) Level 7, which is the highest recorded level of the disease.
Speaking out positively about Trump, our president, instantly triggered the leftist haters to create a boycott movement of Goya products by radical leftist like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Julian Castro, and Chrissy Teigen.
That’s fine. Let the Democrats and leftist personalities keep displaying the hatred they have in their hearts for a president who has gone out of his way to support the Hispanic community. He didn’t have to, but he did, because Trump loves people. He doesn’t put people into race categories the way Democrats always do.
Jon Cooper, a Democratic fundraiser and chairman of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, tweeted a photo of him throwing away Goya products in the trash despite food banks across the country facing “unprecedented” demand. The hashtags #BoycottGoya and #Goyaway have been trending on Twitter over the weekend.
Nevertheless, there was a pushback to the boycotts as conservatives fiercely declared their support for Goya, the largest Hispanic-owned food maker in the United States. The hashtag #BuyGoya was also a top trend on Twitter this weekend.
Sen. Ted Cruz 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.”
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 https://t.co/Mhb7inVKWl
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 10, 2020
Syndicated radio talk show and BlazeTV host Mark Levin tweeted:
“Go out today and buy your Goya foods.”
Go out today and buy your Goya foodshttps://t.co/O9undwBG8i
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 11, 2020
Conservative icon Dinesh DSouza’s wife, Venezuelan-American Debbie D’Spouza also praised the Hispanic food maker.
— Debbie D'Souza (@Debber66) July 10, 2020
“It seems weird & callous to boycott a company who supplies food to the masses and employs 4,000 people during a pandemic,” said “The View” co-host Megan McCain. “No matter what your politics, who wants more people out of work? Almost every CEO, boss, & person I interact with and consume products from disagrees with me.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was excited that the grocery store he entered was almost sold out of Goya products. That’s the power of Americans coming together for good.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 11, 2020
Fox News host of the Ingraham Angle, Laura Ingraham, announced that she would buy “every can of Goya food” she could find this weekend. She implored her Twitter followers to “FIGHT THE CANCEL CULTURE!”
Tammy Bruce, another Fox News host, openly admitted she’d never tried Goya foods before, but “it will now be the first brand I go to.”
Popular mixed martial arts fighter Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal took time out from getting ready for his UFC 251 bout against Kamaru Usman on Saturday night to voice his support of Goya.
“Actions of @GoyaFoods speak louder than the #woke mob,” Masvidal tweeted on Saturday. “My people don’t get influenced by those that don’t know. They’ve been helping our people when we needed it most.”
On Friday, Goya announced the company donated two million pounds of food to U.S. food banks which have been decimated by the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Goya donates free food to causes for people in need all the time. They’re one of the good guys in the corporate world, but the nutjobs who hate Trump don’t care.
In 2018, Goya Foods donated a million pounds of food to Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria. How horrible, right leftists?
In March of this year, Goya Foods donated 18,225 meals to New York City students and families through the company’s global program Goya Gives. This was to help those in need during the Chinese virus pandemic that caused economic problems for minority communities.
In April 2020, Goya donated over 200,000 pounds of food, equivalent to over 170,000 meals, to organizations, food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens, as well as over 20,000 protective masks across the nation.
This company is one of the greatest American success stories we’ve ever had, and leftists are trying to destroy them all because the CEO praised a president who has gone all out to help the Hispanic community. You don’t need to go any further than that to see how mentally unstable leftists are.
Instead of backing down to the pressure, CEO Unanue doubled-down his support for the president:
“I’m not apologizing for saying — and especially when you’re called by the president of the United States, you’re gonna say, ‘No, I’m sorry, I’m busy. No, thank you,'” Unanue said during an appearance of “Fox & Friends.” “I didn’t say that to the Obamas and I didn’t say that to President Trump.”
Unanue worked with former first lady Michelle Obama on her “My Plate” healthy eating initiative when Barack Obama was in office.
“You’re allowed to talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed — when I was called to be part of this commission to aid in economic and educational prosperity and you make positive comment, all of the sudden that’s not acceptable,” Unanue explained.
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When the Left loses the culture war, and they will lose, the American people will remember the hatred dealt to them, and they will act accordingly with their wallets. Make no mistake about it. The hatred these leftists show for Donald Trump is really at you, the American working class, because leftists have always despised you. They’re just being more open about it now.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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