Ivanka Trump Poses with Goya Black Beans, Leftists Implode
First daughter shows support for pro-Trump brand targeted by 'cancel culture'
Ivanka Trump has shown her support for Goya Foods and its CEO by posing with a can of the brand's black beans and sharing the photo on social media, triggering an instant backlash from leftists.
The president’s daughter and a senior White House adviser drew swift criticism late Tuesday for getting behind the company after it became the target of radical anti-Trump "cancel culture."
“If it’s Goya, it has to be good,” she captioned the photo on Twitter.
She also included the Spanish translation: “Si es Goya, tiene que ser Bueno.”
The famous food company, which specializes in Latin cuisine and recipes, found itself at the center of the country’s spiraling “cancel culture” movement.
Goya's CEO, Bob Unanue, refused to back down after he praised President Donald Trump last week.
Unanue, who is of Spanish descent, said the country is “truly blessed” to have a president like Trump, according to Fox News.
If it’s Goya, it has to be good.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) July 15, 2020
Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. pic.twitter.com/9tjVrfmo9z
His praise for Trump prompted the left to call for a boycott and then Trump supporters retaliated and called for a “buycott.”
Conservatives across the country have taken to social media to celebrate when Goya products are sold out inside supermarkets.
Ivanka Trump's post from her personal account sparked criticism.
Peter Baker, the chief White House reporter for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst, tweeted, “Federal ethics law: ‘An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office to endorse any product, service or enterprise…'”
The tweet was retweeted by fellow Times reporter Maggie Haberman.
Ivanka Trump's defenders took to social media to say she was likely poking fun at the controversy.
Democrats were accused of using their offices to try and damage the company.
Julián Castro, the former Obama administration Housing and Urban Development secretary, tweeted, "@GoyaFoods has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations.
"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. #Goyaway."
Corey Lewandowski, Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser, praised Unanue for his courage.
“This is the hypocrisy of the media,” Lewandowski said.
“And I think the Trump train is going to come through and Goya's profits are going to go through the roof because of it."