At an event at the White House last week, Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue was unapologetic in his support of President Donald Trump.
“Today, it gives me great honor – and, by the way, we’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said. “And that’s what my grandfather did: He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper. And so 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 to grow.”
Well of course it’s completely unacceptable to the cretins on the left for a corporate CEO to praise this president. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of several Democrats to call on her supporters to boycott the Latino business because Unanue dared to hold a contrary political opinion. Incidentally, AOC made this call only a day before saying there was essentially no such thing as “cancel culture.” We’ve come to expect inconsistency and hypocrisy from the left, but damn, sometimes it’s just glaring!
In any event, Unanue is not backing down from the liberal mob. In an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Friday, he said that he would not apologize for speaking his mind.
“It’s suppression of speech,” Unanue said. “In 2012, eight years ago, I was called by Michelle Obama to Tampa, and they were mentioning to launch a ‘my plate’ thing which we put on, it’s putting the nutritional pyramid into a plate of portion control. They wanted to approach the African American community, the Hispanic community, to eat more nutritionally.
“So, they called on us as the most recognized Hispanic brand in the United States, and I went,” Unanue continued. “I went to the White House later and I introduced at Hispanic heritage month President Obama. And so you’re allowed talk good or to praise one president, but you’re not allowed, when I was called to be part of this commission to aid in economic and educational prosperity and you make a positive comment, all of the sudden that’s not acceptable.
“So,” he finished, “I’m not apologizing for saying, especially if you’re called by the President of the United States, you’re going to 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.”
In a later interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham, Unanue was even blunter when asked if he would apologize to Democrats offended by his praise of Trump.
“Hell no,” he said. “Hell no.”
If we had more people like Unanue in this country, we’d be a lot better off.