Originally posted on July 20, 2020
Goya is a large producer of Hispanic-related food items, like beans. On July 9, 2020, Goya CEO Robert Unanue appeared at the White House and praised the president. This resulted in Trump’s critics calling to boycott the Goya brand and an inevitable push by his supporters to buy Goya products.
No big deal, so far. But then Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter who works for the White House as a senior advisor, tweets about it.
Not to be outdone, Trump follows up with his own promotion.
How many ways is this kind of behavior just wrong? Certainly it is illegal for any federal employee – and that’s what this pair is, after all – to use their position to promote private interests. This is totally corrupt with not even a hint of trying to hide it.