As Brandon Morse reported Monday, Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue told the Michael Berry Show yesterday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) joining in on the calls to boycott his company back in July backfired big time, so much so that she was named the company’s employee of the month at one point.
“When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1,000%,” Unanue stated. “She got employee of the month for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo.”
While a lot of us chuckled over his remarks, an embarrassed Ocasio-Cortez was most certainly not amused. She said as much in response to a tweet from a Media Matters propagandist who pretended to ask a “serious question” as to whether or not AOC had actually called for a boycott at the time:
serious question: did AOC *actually* lead a boycott of goya foods? or did she just make a twitter joke about adobo recipes, and people in the media called that a boycott? pic.twitter.com/G0VTKUKoHd
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 8, 2020
Naturally, AOC was 100% in agreement with “Rev.” Lewis’ revised version of events:
No, I just googled how to make my own adobo.
But of course Fox would rather indulge their made up fantasies than acknowledge that in the Trump admin’s catastrophic response to COVID, millions of people rushed to buy canned goods which then had to be rationed at grocery stores 🤔 https://t.co/qLHVNn5iJK
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 8, 2020
The problem with the “Reverend’s” and AOC’s claims about what she supposedly did and did not do at the time calls for boycotting Goya were at their loudest is that they are demonstrably not true.
Because I’m a nice person, I’ll break it down nice and neat so AOC and her devoted fan club will (maybe?) understand.
Anti-gun activist Igor Volsky posted this viral tweet of Unanue praising President Trump during a Rose Garden ceremony. “Make your shopping decisions accordingly,” Volsky advised:
The CEO of @GoyaFoods is at a White House event saying we’re
“blessed to have a leader” like Trump.
Make your shopping decisions accordingly. pic.twitter.com/lLHSz4mEUV
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 9, 2020
A few hours later, AOC quote retweeted Volsky’s tweet while adding the comment “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo’”:
Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling “how to make your own Adobo” https://t.co/YOScAcyAnC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2020
Here we are five months later and we’re supposed to now believe that her retweeting a call to “make your shopping decisions accordingly” with her own message about Googling recipes was not intended to be her doing her part to help advance the boycott?
This is gaslighting in the extreme. Not at all unusual for her but this was one of the more obvious instances.
And top make matters worse, she pretends the real reason people kept buying Goya products was not because of the Democrat/celebrity calls to boycott the company but because they were desperate for canned goods during the pandemic.
So pathetic (not to mention untrue), but we really shouldn’t expect any better out of her.
You can keep your Goya Employee of the Month Award, ma’am, because you certainly did earn it.