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Man Raises Over $160K To Buy and Donate Goya Goods as Company Faces Boycott Threats

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A northern Virginia man has raised over $160,000 to purchase Goya products and donate them to area food banks to show his support for the company’s CEO, Robert Unanue, who refused to apologize for positive comments he made about President Donald Trump last week.

Unanue’s stance came in the face calls to boycott Goya from high-profile Hispanic Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and former presidential candidate Julian Castro of Texas.

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” the Goya CEO said of Trump at a White House event on Thursday.

“We have an incredible builder. And we pray,” Unanue added. “We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country — that we will continue to prosper and to grow.”

As of Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe campaign launched by Casey Harper over the weekend to help the hungry and show support for Unanue and Goya, as well as Trump, had brought in $162,000.

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Harper’s original goal had been $10,000.

“What if we rise up to say no to cancel culture AND feed the hungry at the same time?” the 27-year-old asked on the GoFundMe page.

“It’s pretty amazing that we raised so much money, but it’s not entirely surprising,” Harper, who is a producer for conservative commentator Eric Bolling, told the Daily Caller.

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“The silent majority doesn’t have to always be silent,” he said. “Everyone knows our nation is being dragged along by a small, radical fraction of the population.

“Why is it allowed? Because the majority is silent, silent out of fear, but when they finally stand up as one to the political bullies, they’ll see they aren’t so powerful after all.”

Harper told the Daily Caller that he planned to meet with Goya executives on Tuesday and determine what products to purchase directly from the company and how to best distribute them to Washington, D.C., area food banks.

Separate from Casey’s campaign, Unanue announced at Thursday’s White House event that his company would be donating 2 million pounds of food to food banks around the nation.

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Trump voiced his support for Goya, tweeting, “I LOVE @GoyaFoods!”

Goya bills itself as the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the nation.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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