Goya Foods CEO Under Fire

Goya Foods CEO Under Fire

Goya Foods is facing backlash and a boycott after its CEO Robert Unanue praised President Trump’s leadership in a joint appearance on Thursday.

At a ceremony marking the president’s executive order to improve access to educational and economic opportunities for Hispanic Americans, Unanue said, “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder, and that’s what my grandfather did.”

Many didn’t like the sound of a prominent Hispanic executive applauding a president with extremely aggressive anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric. 

  • On Fox News, Unanue didn’t apologize. He called the boycott “suppression of speech” and explained he’d pick up the phone for the president of the U.S. no matter who it is.

Goya Foods is considered the US largest Hispanic-owned food company. It was started by Unanue’s grandfather, a Spanish immigrant, and remains a privately held company.

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