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Goya Foods names AOC ’employee of the month’ after her boycott boosts sales by 1,000%

Posted by M. C. on December 8, 2020

by Emma Colton, Social Media Manager

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was named Goya Foods’s “employee of the month” earlier this year after the company’s sales increased when the New York Democrat called for a boycott.

“When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000%,” Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said on the radio during the Michael Berry Show on Monday. “So we gave her an honorary. We never were able to hand it to her, but she got ’employee of the month’ for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo.”

In July, Unanue praised President Trump during a Rose Garden speech, which sparked the ire of Ocasio-Cortez.

“We’re all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Unanue said at the time. “We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.” Recommended For You Obama-era Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tapped to return to role under Biden Republicans set to pounce on Biden over executive order spree UK health secretary struggles to contain emotions after first patient is given vaccine

Ocasio-Cortez hit back at the remarks on Twitter and signaled her support of a Goya boycott.

“Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,’” Ocasio-Cortez wrote after she retweeted a call to boycott Goya Foods.

Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo”— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2020

Unanue has stuck by his support for the president, saying in an interview after receiving pushback from liberals that he won’t apologize for the remarks.

“So you’re allowed to 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 a sudden, that’s not acceptable,” Unanue said on Fox News following his White House appearance. “So, you know, I’m not apologizing for saying — and 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.”

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