Jul 10, 2020
Goya Foods CEO Speech: We Are “Truly Blessed” To Have a Leader Like Trump
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said at a White House meeting, “We are truly blessed” to have President Donald Trump as a leader. This led to some internet backlash, with several people on the internet calling for a boycott of the brand. Read the transcript of Unanue’s speech at the White House here.
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Robert Unanue: (00:00)
It’s such an honor and such a blessing to be here in the greatest country in the world, the most prosperous country in the world, and we continue to grow. That’s what we’re here to do today.
Robert Unanue: (00:15)
Our company was founded in 1936 by my grandfather who left Spain at only 18-years-old, did not know where he was heading, but he was heading and looking for opportunity and prosperity. He found it in this great country.
Robert Unanue: (00:33)
Today, our company is a multi-billion dollar company with thousands of employees and with facilities all around the globe. We have a tremendous group of what we call [foreign language 00:00:47], the Goya family, the great Goya family. These are people, I told the president earlier, we haven’t gone back to work, we never stopped working because when I asked our group, our family, this is going to be a tough thing. They said, “Look, Bob, if we don’t do it, nobody will.” They stood up and they worked, and we continue to work day and night to provide much needed food and nutrition to this country.
Robert Unanue: (01:21)
Today, it gives me great honor, and by the way, we’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder, and that’s what my grandfather did. He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper. We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country that we will continue to prosper and to grow.