On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s (74) daughter, Ivanka Trump (38), who is also one of her father’s advisers, shared a picture of herself holding up a box of black beans from the food company Goya Foods.
To the photo, which was shared on both Twitter and Instagram, Ivanka wrote the company’s slogan which reads as follows:
“If it’s Goya, it must be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno ».
In the comments section, criticism of the president’s daughter boils over. It did not take long before the post was captured by others on social media, and several note that Ivanka did not just show any prayer mark.
Boycotted the company
Last week, Goya Foods’ chief executive, Robert Unanue, caused a stir among several people when he said during a Spanish-speaking event at the White House that they were all “really blessed” to have Donald Trump as president.
The statement prompted several to boycott Goya – which identifies as the largest Latin American-owned food company in the United States, according to People.
Model Chrissy Teigen (34) is among the celebrities who react strongly to Ivanka’s posts and therefore use the opportunity to share some well-chosen words on Twitter.
“Have had enough of someone who ever defends this woman or sees her as the sensible person in this family. For some heinous online trolling of the people. Also (in the wake of illegal shit like this family does) this is ethically okay or legally? ”Teigen raged.
Like Teigen, several also react strongly to Ivanka fronting the company, as it was in Under state ethics law, federal employees may not use their position or title to support products, services, or companies.
Supports the president’s daughter
In a statement, White House Communications Adviser Carolina Hurley responded to the criticism. To begin with, she claims that only the media and cultural movements are boycotting, which criticizes Ivanka for having supported Goya.
Hurley further believes that Ivanka has every right to support a company that is “unfairly mocked, boycotted and ridiculed” for supporting President Donald Trump and his administration.
“Ivanka is proud of this strong Latin America – owned company that has deep roots in the United States, and she has every right to express her personal support,” it continues.
The Guardian writes that Ivanka Trump’s action highlights a broader concern about how the president and those around him often blur the line between politics and government.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, seemed to support his daughter by sharing a photo on Instagram that showed him sitting in the Oval Office in front of various Goya products displayed on his desk.
According to The Guardian, however, Donald Trump as president is exempt from many of the rules that federal employees must follow.
She thinks she abused the position
Former director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, 49, says the president’s Twitter post and photo are an official campaign by the Trump administration to support Goya.
He further points out that it is becoming all the clearer that Ivanka’s Twitter post is a violation of ethical rules and abuse of position.
Shaub himself left the government in 2017 after a collision with the Trump administration over ethical rules.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics CEO Noah Bookbinder points out that the rules are clear.
He emphasizes that the etiquette code states that one cannot use one’s official position to market private companies.
– It is quite clear that the context in which this came out is that Goya had supported the Trump administration, and the Trump administration supported Goya, he says according to The Guardian.
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