DONALD Trump has taken to Instagram to troll his critics amid calls to boycott Goya after the company’s CEO backed the President.
President Trump shared a photo of himself Wednesday afternoon – donning a red tie and holding two thumbs up – posing with Goya products in the Oval Office.
President Trump shared this photo of himself posing with Goya products to his Instagram on Wednesday[/caption]
The CEO of Goya Foods Bob Unanue praised the President last week[/caption]
The First Family defended the United States’ largest Hispanic-owned food company after Unanue said: “We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.
“We have an incredible builder, and we pray — we pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country that we will continue to prosper and to grow.”
The comments have left social media users begging people to boycott Goya Foods.
Despite an online boycott over Unanue’s “blessed to have Trump” praise, the Goya boss has refused to apologize.
Trump’s Instagram post has since received more than 1.1million likes and 39,000 comments.
He was photographed smiling with five Goya products displayed on the desk in front of him.
The products appear to be Goya Red Kidney Beans, White Hominy Corn, Goyo Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning, Goyo Coconut Milk, and Goyo Chocolate Wafers.
His post comes one day after his daughter Ivanka Trump shared a photo of herself posing with a can of Goya beans on Twitter.
Ivanka, Trump’s senior advisor, captioned the photo: “If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said ‘we are all truly blessed to have a leader like President Trump’[/caption]
“@GoyaFoods is doing GREAT,” President Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!”
When asked to comment on the situation, the President’s spokesperson directed The Sun to his Twitter statement.
But Ivanka’s tweet is in violation of ethics standards set out for the executive office, experts confirmed.
According to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Employees of the Executive Branch, a government employee can’t use their position or title to “endorse any product, service or enterprise.”
But an ethics and oversight investigations expert said there will be “no consequences” for Ivanka regardless.
“It’s pretty clearly a violation of the standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees,” Donald Sherman, Deputy Director of the bipartisan Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) told The Sun.
CREW is a non-partisan government ethics group that works to hold officials accountable for ethical conduct and to “fight dark money in the political system.”
In response to internet backlash over Ivanka’s Goya photo, White House Specialty Media Director released a statement.
She said: “Only the media and the cancel culture movement would criticize Ivanka for showing her personal support for a company that has been unfairly mocked, boycotted and ridiculed for supporting this administration.
“One that has consistently fought for and delivered for the Hispanic community.
“Ivanka is proud of this strong, Hispanic-owned business with deep roots in the US and has every right to express her personal support.”
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“It’s suppression of speech,” he said.