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Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE came to Goya Foods’s support as activists call for a boycott against the company after its CEO commended the president.

Trump tweeted, “I LOVE @GoyaFoods!” a day after CEO Robert Unanue appeared at the White House and heaped praise on the president.

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"We're all truly blessed ... to have a leader like Trump who is a builder," Unanue remarked during a speech in the Rose Garden.

The comments sparked an avalanche of criticism against Unanue and Goya Foods from activists and politicians who expressed disappointment over his praise of the president.

"@GoyaFoods has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations," tweeted Julian CastroJulian CastroSanders says Democrats should have given more speaking time to progressives Castro says DNC should have put more Latino speakers on stage from beginning Jill Biden defends husband's cognitive ability from Trump attacks: 'It's ridiculous' MORE, the Obama-era housing secretary and former Democratic presidential contender. "Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain. Americans should think twice before buying their products."

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“Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo,” added Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez'Drink water and don't be racist': Ocasio-Cortez gives Republicans upset over Vanity Fair outfit 'pointers' on how to look better OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump strips protections for Tongass forest, opening it to logging | Interior 'propaganda' video and tweets may violate ethics laws, experts say | Democrats see Green New Deal yielding gains despite GOP attacks Ocasio-Cortez says she doesn't plan on 'staying in the House forever' MORE (D-N.Y.).

Republicans rushed to Goya Foods’s defense, saying it was a victim of “cancel culture.”

“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,” tweeted Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Cruz wants donors to repay K he loaned to his 2018 campaign Why Biden could actually win Texas MORE (R-Texas).