Trump Under Attack For ‘Selling Beans’ Amid Pandemic

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“In the middle of a pandemic, they are selling beans,” says CNN host, in reaction to a picture shared on social media by United States President where he posed with a line of goya foods products on his desk.

Trump Under Attack For 'Selling Beans' Amid Pandemic
Trump Under Attack For ‘Selling Beans’ Amid Pandemic

Trump’s post is to show support for the company which has been criticised after its chief executive praised the president.

“You tell me how a president, in the middle of a pandemic, has got time for this b——-. Are you kidding me? Hawking products?” Cuomo asked, with the expletive airing unedited.

He added, “Resolute desk! This is what he’s resolute about”.

Questioning the president’s “pandemic priorities” on “Cuomo Prime Time,” the CNN host showed the viral photo of presidential adviser and first daughter holding up a can of Goya black beans earlier this week, which prompted concern about whether she was using her government position to endorse a private business. Cuomo accused the administration of “marketing for a brand,” while the number of reported coronavirus cases in the U.S. now stands at nearly 3.5 million.

“On your dime, in the middle of a pandemic, they’re selling beans,” said Cuomo, who recovered from covid-19 in the spring. “Are you kidding me? Seriously? Seriously?”

Trump, his children and White House officials have taken to social media to offer support for the brand.

On Wednesday, the United States president tweeted that Goya was “doing GREAT,” adding, “The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people, are buying like crazy!”

Donald Trump Jr. also posted on Instagram late Wednesday to emphasize that his dinner featured “a lot of Goya products.”

“I’m actually drinking my Goya Malta, supporting some people who have some guts in the culture war,” said Trump Jr., showing off the nonalcoholic malt beverage. “[I] like those that have guts, it’s sort of nice. Unfortunately, it’s lacking these days, but it’s okay. When we win, we’ll be able to enforce that a little bit better.”

Speaking on the ‘adverts’ posted by the Trump family, the White House said: “Only the media and the cancel culture movement would criticize Ivanka for showing her personal support for a company that has been unfairly mocked, boycotted and ridiculed for supporting this administration — one that has consistently fought for and delivered for the Hispanic community.”

“Ivanka is proud of this strong, Hispanic-owned business with deep roots in the U.S. and has every right to express her personal support,” it added.

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