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Ivanka Trump Posts Cheeky Instagram With a Can of Goya Beans & the Internet Is Not Having It

It’s no surprise that the Trump family doesn’t place much value on things like ethics, morality or even basic human decency, but Ivanka Trump’s latest gaffe was a new low, even for her. In case you missed it last week, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue boldly praised President Trump during a trip to the White House and #BoycottGoya quickly took off on Twitter. Even celebrities like Chrissy Teigen voiced their displeasure for Unanue’s remarks. Goya Foods, the largest, Hispanic-owned food company in the United States siding with a man who has a has been known to call Mexican immigrants rapists obviously didn’t sit well with a lot of people.

Fast-forward a few days and Twitter is once again in an uproar, but this time, it’s because Ivanka Trump posted a less-than-ethical image to Instagram.

The first daughter captioned the photo “If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”

Ivanka Trump clearly posted the photo in response to the Goya boycotts, but as a senior advisor to the White House, people are wondering if she may have violated a federal ethics rule by promoting the product on her social media account. According to The United States Office of Government Ethics, “Executive branch employees may not use their Government positions to suggest that the agency or any part of the executive branch endorses an organization (including a nonprofit organization), product, service, or person.” It seems like Trump’s Goya endorsement is a pretty clear violation of that rule. Could there be any legal repercussions? Only time will tell. 

Twitter had a lot to say about the post.

But perhaps our favorite response of all comes from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

This Twitter user offered a great piece of advice to anyone who wants to voice their concern about this unethical endorsement.

And in the meantime, make sure you’re registered to vote and consider supporting ethical food brands.
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