The CEO of Goya Foods, Bob Unanue, just announced that the call from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to boycott the company’s products led to a spike in record-breaking sales. The numbers were so monumental that they notably named the congresswoman “employee of the month.”
Democrats and the rest of the cancel culture had called for everyone to boycott the Hispanic-owned food company after its CEO praised President Donald Trump during a roundtable at the White House for Hispanic businesses and leaders.
Goya has been a staple food product in many American households and is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. They have donated over 300,000 pounds of food and 20,000 masks to organizations, food banks, and soup kitchens, as part of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative helping families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re 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 grow,” Unanue said earlier this summer.
This triggered many high-profile Democrats, including Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, to jump on Twitter and declare that they would no longer support Goya foods. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling how to make your own Adobo,” the congresswoman tweeted. Talk about trying to drive minority-owned companies out of business. The attempted boycott, however, had quite the opposite effect.
On a recent segment of “The Michael Berry Show,” Unanue shared that AOC’s tweet actually increased their sales by 1,000%. He said that the naive congresswoman just doesn’t get it and that she has some learning to do about the liberals’ double standards. He pointed out that Sen. Bernie Sanders is old and still doesn’t get capitalism but that there might still be a chance for AOC to turn things around.
“You know, communism works until you run out of other people’s money to spend. We’re not going to be able to do that. It’s interesting that AOC was one of the first people to step in line to boycott Goya; go against her own people, as supposedly a Puerto Rican woman, to go against people of her own Latin culture,” Unanue said.
The Goya CEO said he wanted to give AOC the honor of being “Employee of the Month” for bringing so much attention to Goya and their adobo. He said their sales did very well after she told people “make your own adobo.” He talked about working with both political parties and defending his praise of President Trump, despite the cancel culture. He said he did not apologize after supporting former President Barack Obama and wouldn’t do the same for supporting President Trump either.
This might be AOC’s first nomination for employee of the month but she finally did something right…she just didn’t know her own tweet would end up embracing capitalism along the way.