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Goya CEO Names Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'Employee of the Month' After Her Tweet Boosted Their Sales.

Goya CEO Names Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'Employee of the Month' After Her Tweet Boosted Their Sales.

Goya Foods CEO during a radio interview on Monday, said that Ocasio-Cortez's protest of the brand led to a spike in its sales, leading the company to name her "employee of the month". In addition, Unanue said that after AOC's comments, the company made so many new customers too.

"Goya Foods CEO Named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'Employee Of The Month' When Her Boycott Spiked His Sales," the headline of the Daily Caller article reads.
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue, during a radio interview on "The Michael Berry Show" on Monday, said that Ocasio-Cortez's protest of the brand led to a spike in its sales, leading the company to name her "employee of the month".

"When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000%. She got employee of the month for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo," he said, referring to the company's popular seasoning mix. 

In addition, Unanue said that after AOC's comments, the company made so many new customers while holding on to its existing customers. However, Goya did not respond to CNN's request for comment on its sales figures.

 

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Per the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to slam Unanue after he praised President Donald Trump dusring his visit to White House as part of the administration's Hispanic Prosperity Initiative. Unanue said: "We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder."

Other than Ocasio-Cortez, a number of other people expressed disappointment on Twitter in the CEO's praise for the president.

"Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo,'" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted after the roundtable, later sharing an alternative recipe for the Adobo seasoning, which is part of the Goya brand – a well-known Latino household item.

 



 

 

"Get yourself friends like these: this tweet wasn’t up for TWO MINUTES when my friend hit me up with the recipe," AOC wrote alongside the screenshot of a message from one of her friends, who had shared with her a family recipe for adobo.

 



 

 


Following the social media spat, President Trump joined in too, tweeting "I LOVE @GoyaFoods!".

 



 

 


Trump even posted a photo on Instagram showing him giving two thumbs up while seated behind a row of Goya Foods products.

Unanue said on the radio show that it was "interesting" to see Ocasio-Cortez calling to boycott Goya and "go against her own people... to go against people of her own Latin culture" - with Goya foods billing itself as the country's largest Hispanic-owned food company.

He added: "To some extent, I can understand AOC. She's young, she's naive, she doesn’t get it. But you’ve got someone like [Senator Bernie] Sanders, who's older than us [...] other than me, who still doesn't get it."

Nevertheless, Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet Tuesday asking if she actually called for a Goya boycott. She responded, "No, I just googled how to make my own adobo." The New York congresswoman went on to criticize media coverage of her remarks, specifically Fox News labeling it a boycott.

Also Read: Trump Earns the Title of 'Loser of the Year' by German News Magazine.

Article Source: vt.co

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