US President Donald Trump recently shared an Instagram photo in which he was smiling while the Goya products aligned on the famed Resolute desk, as per a Washington Post.
He also gave a double thumbs up.
The photo clearly shows that the Trump administration is backing up Goya CEO amidst threats of company boycott.
Many have expressed their intention of refraining to patronize the products.
This is an outcome after its CEO, Robert Unanue, sang nothing but praises for the President at a White House event of late.
Last Straw For Cuomo
The photo vexed CNN host Chris Cuomo to the point that he burst into expletives on air.
He was asking “how President Trump in the middle of a pandemic, has got time for this b——-.” “ Are you kidding me? Hawking products?”
He added, “Resolute desk!” Goya products are “ what he’s resolute about.”
It Runs In The Family
Presidential daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump is possibly violating federal ethics policy.
She posted a photo of herself holding a canister of black beans a few days ago.
The photo has a caption:
“If it’s Goya, it has to be good,
She also added a translation, “Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”
The United States Office of Government Ethics has strict guidelines on endorsing products.
The Office seeks to prevent “conflicts of interest in the executive branch”.
According to the guidelines, posted by a CNN report.
Employees of the executive branch are prohibited from using “their government position” in advancing entities’ image.
For example, by insinuating that “the agency or any part of the executive branch” publicly supports an “organization, product, service, or person”
The previous director of The United States Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub commented about it.
He confirms that the recent tweet about Goya was” an ethics violation.”
Shaub said that even though both Trump’s Twitter and Instagram accounts contain disclaimers of being personal pages
It’s a terrible idea “ to include your title in the bio” because that’s a component “ weighing in favor of finding a violation occurred. “
If Ivanka Trump makes use of an “ otherwise personal social media account” to flaunt “ official activities of the administration” that’s another thing to consider.
A Trump spokeswoman justifies the post.
Ivanka’s post, she said, exhibits “personal support” for the brand, criticizing the media and the movement of “cancel culture”.
Carolina Hurley, the White House spokeswoman said in a statement.
The Presidential daughter is “ proud of this strong, Hispanic-owned business” which is deeply rooted in the US.
Ivanka has “every right to voice her personal support,” Hurley said.