Mary Trump trolls Donald and cousin Ivanka for promoting Goya with photo of 365 Everyday Value black beans
After her uncle, President Donald Trump, and cousin Ivanka Trump publicly endorsed Goya beans, Mary Trump, the author of much discussed book 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man,' posted a picture of a can of black beans from the company 365 Everyday Value.
Although the POTUS' niece chose not to caption her tweet, her picture spoke a thousand words as Twitter users took it to mean that she had picked her side on the ongoing backlash against Goya, after the CEO of the Hispanic food giant praised Trump during his White House speech. People were thrilled to learn that Mary had voiced her opinion on the matter in the form of a dig against the president and his daughter. "That's the brand I eat. I like this Trump. Never thought I'd say that. Welcome to the resistance, Mary," one user commented, while another wrote, "Mary's family - especially her father Freddy - were the original resistance! He resisted toxic Trumpism for 42 years." A third said: "Did you ever see your unhinged uncle eat Goya beans? I don’t think so."
A fourth said: "I had forgotten about the Goya CEO's gushing over Trump. Now thanks to Donald and Ivanka I can't forget it and will go out of my way to avoid Goya products in the future. Thanks for suggesting a good substitute!" And a fifth quipped: "365 also has a no sodium added black bean for those of us watching our salt. @realDonaldTrump looks like he would benefit from a low sodium diet."
Last week '#BoycottGoya' started trending on Twitter after Robert Unanue was seen in a video from White House stating, “We are all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder and that’s what my grandfather did. He came to this country to build, to grow, and to prosper. We have an incredible builder and we pray for our leadership, our President, and we pray for our country that we’ll continue to prosper and to grow.”
To aggravate the already angry people, Ivanka Trump promoted Goya Foods on her Twitter Page by holding up a can of beans from their brand. It was part of her initiative launched on July 14 with a new campaign asking out-of-work Americans to "find something new" after the pandemic plunged the US into recession. "If it's Goya, it has to be good," she captioned the post.
Apart from facing the wrath of the people on social media, the first daughter was also accused by political critics of violating the federal ethics law that banned federal employees from using their positions of power "to endorse any product, service or enterprise."
After his daughter was met with backlash in the virtual world, the president decided to post a photo of himself promoting Goya products from the Oval Office. In the picture posted on Wednesday, July 15, Trump is shown seated behind his desk which was occupied by an array of products from the brand such as Goya kidney beans, seasoning, white beans, coconut milk, and chocolate wafers. Trump appeared smiling at the camera as he held up a double thumbs up.