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It looks like the social media-inspired boycott of Goya Foods continues to backfire big-time on cancel-obsessed leftists, as Trump supporters convert the attempted embargo into a “buy-cott.”
Beyond the pro-Goya buying decisions by individual consumers, a GoFundMe fundraiser launched by Casey Harper, a former The Hill employee who now works for Eric Bolling, has raised almost $200,000 as of this writing, to feed the hungry as well as expressing support for the president in the process.
The donations will go to purchasing Goya products either from local grocery stores or directly from the company and donating them to Washington, D.C.-area food pantries. The focus will be on rice, beans, and canned goods.
The effort has raised so much cash that it will also benefit food pantries outside of the immediate D.C. area.
In an event last week at the White House, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue remarked that the country was very fortunate to have President Trump as its leader.
“We are 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. He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper,” Unanue declared at the event.
Unanue’s remarks predictably prompted widespread condemnation by leftists and liberals, online along with calls for a the brand’s products with the trending online hashtag #BoycottGoya.
Wrote Harper on the donation page, “What if we rise up to say no to cancel culture AND feed the hungry at the same time?”
“Now GOYA is facing a boycott that could cost the CEO his job. The liberal mob is coming for anyone who disagrees. Cancel culture at its worst. We need to have our voice heard!”
“The fundraiser’s overwhelming success comes as some conservatives have taken to Twitter in recent days to voice support for the brand and post photos of Goya products they’ve purchased,” The Hill noted.
At the event, the president signed an executive order in which the administration pledged to bolster Hispanics’ access to economic and educational opportunities.
Under third-generation family ownership, Goya is said to be the largest and most recognized Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. with an estimated annual revenue of $1.5 billion.
Despite criticism leveled at him by Hispanic Democrats Julian Castro and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Unanue has ruled out making any apology for praising Trump.
He described the response from the left as “suppression of speech.”
Recalling that he worked with the Obama administration on its initiatives, too, Unanue asserted that “You make a positive comment, all of a sudden that’s not acceptable so, you know, I’m not apologizing for saying — and especially if you’re called by the president of the United States, you’re gonna say, ‘No, I’m sorry, I’m busy, no thank you.’ I didn’t say that to the Obamas and I didn’t say that to President Trump.”
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