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Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott
President Trump 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.
"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 Castro, 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."
"Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling "how to make your own Adobo," added Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (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 Cruz (R-Texas).