AOC, Julián Castro Lead Calls to Boycott Goya Foods after CEO Praises Trump

The CEO of Goya Foods, which says it’s the country’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, has landed in hot water with Democrats after praising President Trump during a visit to the White House Thursday. 

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” CEO
Robert Unanue said in a Rose Garden speech following a meeting with Trump and other Hispanic business magnates and politicians.

The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya began trending on Twitter, with calls to boycott the brand from Democrats and Latino leaders. 

Former secretary of housing and urban development Julián Castro said in a tweet that New Jersey–based Goya has been a “staple of so many Latino households for generations” but accused Unanue of “praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain.”