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Did Ivanka Trump Advertise Goya Products?

The President's eldest daughter and adviser lobbed a bomb in the Twitter war of words over Goya.

Published July 15, 2020

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Ivanka Trump, daughter of and Senior Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Stock photo)
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Ivanka Trump advertised for Goya products.

In mid-July 2020, White House adviser Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to advertise Goya brand foods.

The image went viral, prompting government ethics experts to note that Trump, a White House adviser and daughter of President Donald Trump, violated a number of anti-corruption rules with the promotion.

Readers asked Snopes to verify whether the tweet is real, and it is. As of this writing, it is still posted to Ivanka Trump's timeline.

The tweet prompted criticism from renowned chef José Andrés, who posted his own tweet pointing out his view that while Goya foods specializes in Hispanic foods and seasonings, the Trump administration's policies toward the Latino community have been harmful:

The tweet from President Trump's eldest daughter and adviser reflects a recent controversy over the brand Goya that was sparked by a July 9, 2020, appearance by Goya CEO Robert Unanue at the White House, where Unanue praised President Trump. This resulted in a call by the president's critics to boycott the brand, and an inevitable push by his supporters to buy the brand.


Taylor, Kate. "Goya Foods Faces Boycott Threats After CEO Says the US is 'Truly Blessed' to Have Trump as President."   Business Insider. 10 July 2020.

Morillo, Alexis. "Chef José Andrés Took to Twitter to Address the Goya Foods Boycott and Controversy."   Delish. 13 July 2020.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more