Trump posts photo of himself with Goya products after Ivanka accused of violating ethics rules



In yet another bizarre moment for politics, President Donald Trump has possibly violated ethics rules after he posted a photo of himself in the oval office with an assortment of Goya food products.

Last week, Goya Foods’ CEO, Robert Unanue, made headlines when he announced that “We’re all truly blessed... to have a leader like President Trump” during an executive order signing ceremony at the White House.

That led many people to call for a Goya boycott because of Unanue's apparent endorsement. Unanue, whose family members are originally from Spain and Puerto Rico, faced criticism for supporting someone who leads an administration that has been tearing apart immigrant families at the border and perpetuating dangerous stereotypes.

That boycott led Ivanka Trump, an advisor to the president, to post a picture holding a can of Goya black beans.

"If it's Goya, it has to be good," she wrote in a caption alongside the image. The caption was also translated into Spanish.

The move led some journalists to accuse Ivanka Trump of violating ethics rules.

"I'm so old I remember when a White House staffer violating the ethics rule against promoting private companies would be a big deal," posted Vox reporter Aaron Rupar

That doesn't seem be phasing the Trump family, however. Amid the accusations, President Donald Trump doubled down by posting a photo of himself in the Oval Office alongside a number of Goya products.

President Trump did not post a caption alongside his image.

President Trump also tweeted that "Goya Foods is doing GREAT. The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!"

In a series of tweets, Walter Shaub, former director of the US Office of Government Ethics, said that Ivanka's post was "clearly a violation of the government's misuse of position regulation."

"Ms. Trump's Goya tweet is clearly a violation of the government's misuse of position regulation, 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702. Ms. Trump has had ethics training," Shaub explained. "She knows better. But she did it anyway because no one in this administration cares about government ethics."

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