Hispanic-food company Goya is facing a possible boycott after its CEO praised President Trump Thursday.
Robert Unanue said the nation’s blessed to have a leader like President Trump and that he reminds him of his grandfather who founded Goya foods back in the 1930’s.
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The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya started trending on Twitter soon after. A petition started circulating online to boycott the company.
Unanue refuses to apologize for his kind remarks about the president saying the boycott threats amount to a “suppression of speech.”
“We were part of a commission called the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and they called on us to be there to see how we could help opportunities within the economic and educational realm for prosperity among Hispanics and among the United States,” Unanue told “Fox & Friends.”
Unanue said that the United States is the second-largest Hispanic country in the world behind Mexico.
Politicians and celebrities are boycotting Goya, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the country, after its CEO, Robert Unanue, praised President Donald Trump during an event Thursday at the White House.
“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” said Unanue, who is of Spanish descent, at the event.