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AOC tweets support for Goya boycott after CEO praises Trump
https://nypost.com/2020/07/10/aoc-tweets-support-for-goya-boycott-after-ceo-praises-trump/

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Goya Foods faced swift backlash supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Latino leaders after CEO Robert Unanue praised President Trump on Thursday — but a defiant Unanue defended his free speech rights and refused to apologize.

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Unanue said at an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, where the president signed an executive order on the “White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative.”

Twitter exploded moments later, with users reminding Unanue of Trump’s history of controversial comments, such as calling some Mexican illegal immigrants “rapists” in 2015, and hardline policies toward illegal immigration from Mexico.

The left is now going after Goya because CEO Robert Unanue praised President Trump.  :panic:  :overreaction:  :mental:

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But not all Latino public figures were on board.

“Creepy cancel culture will find #BoycottGoya difficult & not supported by most Latinos-certainly not many over 21. Company is intertwined in Hispanic life. In urging Latino unity, my dad used to say the only real difference between we hispanics was the color of our (Goya) beans,” tweeted TV personality Geraldo Rivera, whose father was Puerto Rican.

Unanue had also announced Thursday that the family-owned food giant was donating a million cans of chickpeas and another million pounds of food to help relieve shortages caused by the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Cancel culture at its worst.  :mental:
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Re: AOC tweets support for Goya boycott after CEO praises Trump
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 10:54:39 AM »
My guess is that millions of new customers will try Goya brand products in the coming days.

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Re: AOC tweets support for Goya boycott after CEO praises Trump
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 02:39:47 PM »
My guess is that millions of new customers will try Goya brand products in the coming days.

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Re: AOC tweets support for Goya boycott after CEO praises Trump
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2020, 05:49:26 PM »
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In urging Latino unity, my dad used to say the only real difference between we hispanics was the color of our (Goya) beans,” tweeted TV personality Geraldo Rivera, whose father was Puerto Rican.

What's he now? A gay caballero

As far a aoc goes she needs to be told to piss off.
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Re: AOC tweets support for Goya boycott after CEO praises Trump
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 07:23:45 PM »
My guess is that millions of new customers will try Goya brand products in the coming days.

Great call. My neighborhood is not very Hispanic, but my local store was completely out of Goya products tonight.  There was an area in that aisle where one would normally find them, and they were bare.

Nice boycott, Sandy!
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