Ivanka Trump has found herself being ridiculed after showing support for the Goya foods amid a boycott of the brand after their CEO heaped praise upon Donald Trump.
Robert Unanue was invited by the president to speak at the White House last week where he delivered unreserved praise for Trump, saying:
We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder.
The problem with this is that Goya deems itself to be the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States and is therefore popular with the Hispanic population. However, Trump's largely anti-Mexican and anti-migrant rhetoric over the past four years should indicate that Goya shouldn't be associating themselves with the president and showering him with praise.
This has now caused a #BoycottGoya campaign with the public refusing to buy their products, only for Unanue to say that he was refusing to apologise and that any attempt to boycott Goya products was a "suppression of speech."
Maybe attempting to show which side of the argument she is on, Ivanka posted an image of herself on Twitter holding a can of Goya beans along with the company's slogan: "If it’s Goya, it has to be good."
If it’s Goya, it has to be good.
Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno. https://t.co/9tjVrfmo9z
Even Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked Ivanka for using Spanish in her tweet with AOC replying "Si es Trump, tiene que ser corrupto" which translates as "If it's Trump, it has to be corrupt."
Si es Trump, tiene que ser corrupto 💸 https://t.co/Ti3oxFO6oY
As many people have pointed out, Ivanka might be in trouble for promoting Goya as her position in the White House, as an adviser to the president, prevents her from doing so. According to the Department of Justice:
An employee may not use his public office for his own private gain or for that of persons or organisations with which he is associated personally. An employee's position or title should not be used to coerce; to endorse any product, service or enterprise; or to give the appearance of governmental sanction.