Robert Unanue, the president and CEO of Goya Foods spoke at a Rose Garden event at the White House Thursday for President Trump’a announcement of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative. During his remarks, Unanue announced Goya employees were helping to donate one million pounds of food and one million cans of Goya chickpeas to food banks this summer to help ease a shortage at food pantries. Unanue also praised President Trump in his remarks, prompting liberals including leading Democrats to initiate a boycott of Goya Foods. (Link to executive order for the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative.)
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue: “We’re all truly blessed… to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.” pic.twitter.com/2VdG4qAnpK
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Before the Rose Garden event, Unanue also spoke at a round table meeting inside the White House with President Trump (excerpt):
MR. UNANUE: Mr. President, what can I tell you? I’m so blessed to be here in the most prosperous country in the world, the greatest country in the world. And we’re so blessed to have you as our leader, as we continue to build this country and make it — continue to make it the most prosperous nation in the world.
I’m Bob Unanue, third generation. I’m CEO and president of Goya Food, Inc., a multibillion dollar company with facilities all over the United States and the Caribbean —
THE PRESIDENT: Good job.
MR. UNANUE: — and Spain. We have about 4,500 employees we call “la gran familia Goya” — the great Goya family. And these people, we didn’t — we haven’t been back to work because we never stopped. We never stopped working. We doubled our efforts. And I asked the guys and gals, and I said, “Hey, this is tough.” And they said, “Look, if we don’t do it, nobody will.” And they said, “Presente.” The said, “Count on us.”…
Transcript via the White House:
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, John. Great job, John. Thank you very much. Great honor.
I’ll also be appointing the CEO and president of Goya Foods, Bob Unanue. Please. Please, Bob. (Applause.) Thank you very much, Bob.
MR. UNANUE: Good afternoon, Mr. President. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s such an honor and such a blessing to be here in the greatest country in the world, the most prosperous country in the world, and we continue to grow. And that’s what we’re here to do today.
Our company was founded in 1936 by my grandfather, who left Spain at only 18 years old. Did not know where he was heading, but he was heading and looking for opportunity and prosperity, and he found it in this great country.
Today, our company is a multi-billion-dollar company with thousands of employees and with
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