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Ivanka Trump Dragged For Promoting Goya, Breaking The Law

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | July 15, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | July 15, 2020 |


Yesterday, Ivanka Trump trolled liberals with a promotion of Goya black beans. With everything going on, you might have missed why posing with Goya products is a troll. Well, last Thursday, Goya CEO Robert Unanue praised President Donald Trump during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, saying, “We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.”

Unanue’s support of the blatantly racist president, who began his campaign with racist comments against Mexicans, championed building a wall at the U.S.’s southern border, and has caged refugees and their children, led to a call from liberals and many in the Latino community to boycott the Goya brand. Of course, this meant conservatives online went giddy over bragging about buying Goya products.

That brings us to Ivanka, who has never taken a photo that doesn’t feel like cover art for some dystopian novel about the wealthy harvesting the organs of the poor to make luxury skin creams.

As you might imagine, Trump fans cheered her post for how she was owning the libs. Meanwhile, Trump haters mocked Ivanka with a slew of memes. All this got “Ivanka” trending on Twitter.

She soon became a meme.

To Chrissy Teigen’s point: Yes. As an official “advisor to the president,” Ivanka Trump does appear to be breaking Federal ethics laws by publicly promoting a product in her tweets.

Will it matter that Ivanka’s flouting the law? We turn to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Translation: If it’s Trump, it has to be corrupt.

This isn’t the first time the Trump klan has broken this rule. Kellyanne Conway has flat out told Fox News audiences to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff,” meaning her now-defunct clothing brand. The president promoted his Scottish golf course on Twitter and advertised his Dorsal resort by recommending it as the setting of the G-7 summit. Plus, it’s been suggested the president’s earnest promotion of Hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 was tied to financial gain, as the pharmaceutical companies that’d profit from increased demand of the drug have shareholders and execs that include Trump and some associates of his. And yet…

Source: CNN, Vox, Business Insider, NY Magazine, Time, Vox, Citizens for Ethics

Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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