Ivanka Trump broke federal ethics laws by posting an endorsement of Goya beans

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I probably should have covered this when it happened, because there have been so many stupid stories following the incident. Last week, the CEO of Goya, Robert Unanue, spoke at the White House alongside Donald Trump. Goya is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and Unanue used the opportunity to say that “we are all truly blessed” to have Trump as president. I personally believe that the Hispanic community is probably more concerned about how the administration is putting babies in cages, ripping apart families and trafficking immigrant children, but the CEO of Goya apparently didn’t want to talk about that.

What came after was a lot of clowning on Goya and a haphazard effort to boycott Goya. The conservatives then pounced on the “liberal boycott” and swore that they would start buying Goya products to own the libs. It’s just the same old stupid manufactured culture war, and here we are, with Ivanka Trump participating:

Again, it’s against federal ethics laws for federal employees to take or make commercial endorsements or sponsor any one company. Ivanka broke the law again, this time to own the libs. Nevermind that her father’s sh-tty narcissism has led to an out-of-control viral pandemic and over 130,000 dead Americans.

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  1. fhm57 says:

    And absolutely nothing will come of it.

    • Betsy says:

      Not any time soon, no.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Because the republicans have turned America into a banana republic, where the racist dictator and his family can do whatever they want with no consequences. It was very eye-opening to realize how many truly stupid/evil people live in my country.

    • Arpeggi says:

      Not before November at the very least. It’s depressing

    • Diane says:

      Yep, took the words right out of my mouth.

  2. Ariel says:

    If all of these things the drumpfs do is against the law- why is no one ever charged. How did we not know every law/rule/regulation about the executive branch is just on the honor system- they aren’t supposed to- but who is supposed to enforce these laws? Who is supposed to arrest her, cuff her, take her mug shot and set her bail?
    Why does this never happen?

    • Betsy says:

      Because the right wing has spent decades slowly getting everything in place – getting enough sympathetic people working in the right departments, getting the media to a sympathetic place, and now just controlling too many levers in too many places.

      While Democrats were staying home and “sending messages” with various no votes, the GOP got out and voted. And here is the result.

  3. PunkyMomma says:

    You-can-always-get-another-job Ivanka looks to be auditioning for her next job on The Price is Right.

    I can’t with this, B, you know …

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I was noticing how different she looks in her twitter photo from the way she looks in the press shot with her daddyhusband. in press photos, she looks WEIRD, alien-like, due to the extensive surgeries.

      but in her twitter pic, face-tune FTW!

      • ClaireB says:

        Yeah, in the press shot, it looks like she and Melania got a two-fer on their recent tune-ups. Dear lord. In avoiding having the face she deserves, Ivanka has inadvertently gotten the face she deserves.

    • E.B. Mann says:

      Hey, mama’s gotta eat (beans apparently).

  4. Ann says:

    These stunts are going to pick up more and more the closer we get to November. There’s just so much to cover up and distract from right now. Russian bounties on American troops that trump knew about. Ghislaine Maxwell. Those pesky tax returns. COVID. Ivanka shilling beans is going to seem so quaint by then.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    So many laws probably broken here.

    First, it is against the law for her to work in her father’s administration; the taking of a salary is irrelevant as she gets “in-kind income” perks and her staff of 27 people all receive federal salaries. Her January ski trip tacked onto the Davos Conference cost taxpayers $4 million.

    Second, it is against the law for a federal employee (even a volunteer) to sponsor a commercial product.

    Third: where was this picture taken? Because it looks like her West Wing office. An illegal use of the White House.

    Fourth: Who took the picture? If it was a White House staffer, that’s another law broken.

    Fifth: Who paid for the beans? If she used taxpayer monies, that’s another law broken.

    Sixth: Who owned the devise or the accounts used to take the picture? If it was a White House camera or phone or if the White House pays the bill for the service, it’s an illegal use of federal equipment.

    Junior is defending her because she used a “personal account.”

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Ivanka has a staff of 27 people!!! To do what?!! She is the stereotypical queen Marie Antoinette of our times. Let them eat cake, let them find another career, and let them eat beans now. She is her father’s daughter.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Ivanka inserts herself into high level policy meetings in just about every area: education, healthcare, the environment, labor, business, foreign policy, and national security. Prior to the lockdown, she traveled constantly, rarely spending an entire week in Washington or an entire month is the US. This year alone, she went to something in Munich, the Davos Conference in Switzerland, back home for visits to South Carolina, (she spends LOTS of time with Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham), Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and several other states, off to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia (THAT trip had to have cost us a fortune), back home for several more visits to different states, then off to India, home again and then down to Florida for the Mar a Lago corona festival in honor of Kim Guilfoyle’s birthday, then back up to Washington to stick herself in pictures with a contingent from Brazil and another from Australia. She went into complete lockdown in March, probably because she probably had virus symptoms. Every aspect of these trips is photographed and videotaped at our expense = there is endless video footage of her walking into rooms and even videos of her watching videos of her walking into rooms. All of these are then heavily promoted on the social media of numerous federal agencies and pushed onto the press, whose stories are then re-circulated on the social media of the same White House staffers and federal agencies. This monster is costing us a fortune.

      • Betsy says:

        In a just world, Biden will win and Elizabeth Warren will be present in his cabinet (if not the VP, where I want her!) and will absolutely read these monsters to filth via the courts. I want money back from them. I want it clear that they aren’t to get USSS protection for the rest of their lives. They deserve jail time.

        And honestly, if they’re found guilty of some of the things they’ve been accused of, there’s a rare and special punishment their father’s regime has been trying to expand. I’m generally opposed to the death penalty, even for incredibly heinous crimes, but selling out your country needs to be answered.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Honestly, it’s unfair for Marie-Antoinette, that poor girl got way more hatred than she deserved. She had a terrible mother, was sent away to a foreign country where they spoke a language she didn’t understand well due to a learning disability and where she was hated before she even set a foot in, to marry a future king who was more interested in clockwork than matrimony (which was also normal since they both were freakin’ children) at a time where it was going bankrupt from losing colonies and the grandfather having overspent to build Versailles and entertain lords so they’d forget the insurrection they were planning… Unlike Ivanka, she actually had it hard.

        I really hope that within a couple of years, whenever we reference an entitled, clueless, thirsty, crooked, undeserving, lying b*, we’ll use Ivanka as an example instead of Marie-Antionette.

    • Esmom says:

      LP, I thought of you and your legendary disdain for Ivanka when I saw this on Twitter yesterday, lol. I was actually surprised she dove into this fray…I thought the culture war department was Junior’s. Maybe, hopefully, it’s a sign of panic.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Periodically, she lets her guard slip and lashes out. She also loves to send out dog whistles, usually using pictures of her kids to do so. I put this one in the whistle category.

      • Betsy says:

        I admit that I try to tune her out (except for mocking her ridiculous outfits, which aren’t bad clothes so much as they’re a window into her damaged and deranged psyche). What other whistles has she been blowing?

      • Lightpurple says:

        The day that we learned of the Muslim ban and our screens were full of images of exhausted, jet lagged, crying women wearing hijab arriving at our airports where they were told they or their families couldn’t enter, she tweeted a picture of herself all dolled up in a silver, lame evening gown, standing in front of a mirror so we could see his hand grabbing her ass – “Hi, aren’t I the perfect image of sexually desirable, White Supremacist beauty, as opposed to those crying brown women you’re seeing all over CNN right now? The weekend the news of children in cages broke, she posted an obviously staged picture of herself holding her youngest, who clearly had been cleaned up and put in matching pajamas for mommy with a caption about loving peaceful Sunday mornings – beautiful White Supremacist mommy whose baby will never be taken from her. Sure, Vanky.

    • Marjorie says:

      Her trip to Bedminster NJ wasn’t photographed, which means either she was sick with COVID or getting more plastic surgery.

  6. Lolo86lf says:

    The Goya CEO does not give a crap about Trump caging children and calling Mexicans and Latins rapists and drug dealers. As long as Trump gives big corporations a tax cut Robert Unanue is happy, very tone-deaf of him. Ivanka promoting Goya is another slap in the face of Latin immigrants victimized by her father.

  7. Gil says:

    I bet this bitch doesn’t even know how tu use Goya products 😑

  8. Nic919 says:

    While nothing will happen now, if Biden gets in the statute of limitations will not have run out and she can be charged in January.
    That said there are more serious criminal charges waiting for her and her family.

  9. Teresa says:

    I can’t wait to literally never buy a Goya product again.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Same here. I feel like I will never be able to eat a Goya product again.

    • North of Boston says:

      Me as well.

      I liked their olive oil and had bought some when my previous favorite brand changed up their product. Conveniently, the last bottle I bought ran out this week. I got great pleasure tossing the empty bottle and replacing it with a different brand.

      Sure, no brand / company is absolutely perfect inside and out. But a CEO supporting Trump and his racist, mean-spirited, destructive, greedy, vindictive and stupid administration? Yeah, there’s no question I can cross them off my shopping list. Penzey’s sells a nice adobo seasoning, there are dozens of non-Trumpist companies that produce beans… easy enough to buy from them.

  10. Case says:

    And now Trump is ordering hospitals bypass the CDC to send COVID reports straight to Health and Human Services.

    Our checks and balances system has failed us. The Trump Administration has gotten so out of control and no one is stopping them. They do what they want and get away with it. If he wins in November I’m genuinely looking to move away before things get any worse.

    • Mellie says:

      I heard this on the news this morning and it’s scary AF….imagine how skewed the statistics will be when that F#$K gets ahold of the data.

      • Kkat says:

        They won’t be able to hide all the refrigerated truckloads of dead bodies we will have soon in various states.
        It’s coming. ICUs are at capacity in Arizona, Texas and Florida. It’s a crapshoot to say which is going to be the next New York first.
        Probably Florida, their numbers are outrageous.

      • lucy2 says:

        Each state/county health department has been tracking and publishing their own numbers here, so he can try to change the numbers all he wants, but they aren’t going to match, and it’ll be obvious.

        I hate him, Ivanka, and everyone working for his administration.

      • North of Boston says:

        It’s like he’s trying to pull out his moronic Sharpie and doodle on the pandemic statistics … like that’s going to fool anyone but fools and COVidiots into voting for him in November. Those people already were going to vote for him anyway, if they live that long.

        Even if you don’t count them, dead people are still going to be dead, sick people are still going to be sick … facts do not cease to exist because you choose to ignore them or lie about them donny.

  11. Frida_K says:

    Her hair looks lank and greasy in this photograph. Her upper lip is thin and curled in a feral manner. She has haunted and soulless eyes.

    Maybe she should have put on a white hood to complement her white outfit, thus covering her ugly visage while simultaneously clarifying and driving home her hateful message.

    Just a thought.

    Goya products have been the staple to have at home for just in case I’m too busy to cook and need a quick can since forever. But never again. Nunca, jamás.

    • Betsy says:

      Her (Injected and surgically created) looks are fading fast, all of them look worse than they did. They think they’re getting away with it, even as they know that, either via the courts or history, the reckoning is coming.

      I love to see it.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Her mother is an example of plastic surgery and fillers gone very, very wrong. She has not learned the lesson. Something went wrong with one of her lip procedures about two years ago and she’s been trying to fix it since. Somebody grabbed a screenshot during one of her “lockdown home videos” that caught her eyes bulging, lip curling, teeth gnashing – it is truly hideous and I laugh hysterically every time i see it.

        I do fear for her daughter. The kid is only 9 years old and she has taken to telling the kid to hide her teeth in picture or she photoshops in a full set of perfectly matched teeth – no 7- 9 year old has a full set of perfectly matched teeth.

  12. C-Shell says:

    Twitter has been full of recipes and competitive product recommendations that really got me inspired to experiment more with Caribbean food, especially Puerto Rican dishes. Since I never buy Goya anyway, a boycott is wasted on me, but I’m glad for another hobby that involves food as it appears we’ll all be locked down for the interminable future.

    • Betsy says:

      I was pleased to see so many recipes that don’t feature hot spice as a major flavor component. I have a terrible stomach with and ulcerous condition that flares up with spice, but so many of those nice flavors just looked flavorful and not hot.

  13. tempest prognosticator says:

    I must be prescient. I’ve been not buying Goya for years.

  14. Rapunzel says:

    Goya away, Nepotism Barbie.

  15. jferber says:

    WTF? Goya beans? What’s next? Toilet paper? The goddamn gall and heartlessness of these people.

  16. AnnaKist says:

    Is this for real? Is her face (for) real? What the effingell does she know or care about canned beans?

  17. adastraperaspera says:

    Robert Unanue is mobbed up. Allegedly.

    • Betsy says:

      I saw on twitter (but didn’t bother to confirm, so take this post with a grain of salt) that his wife was in Epstein’s black book. So that’s interesting.

  18. Marty says:

    Like that bimbo has ever eaten a Goya product in her whole life!

  19. KellyRyan says:

    The only Goya product I have is dried chick peas for a baked snack. I’ll avoid purchasing. As has been mentioned we may well see results in January of 2021. SDNY, accumulating and documenting, eventually filing charges. Stone, is subject to new charges. US confiscated 28 million from Manafort. We may well see the US tracking Drumpf family monies. I say, file charges and make them pay! US taxpayers have been their personal bank.

  20. jferber says:

    Wait. . . Isn’t holding out the beans subversive since it seems to be beckoning Hispanics to the United States for immediate jail and cages? Is this the right message for a Trump? I can’t tell you how much I hate this whole family of grifters and traitors. We got thugs, people, thugs. And they ain’t working for our benefit. Duh.

  21. Jerusha says:

    All the plastic surgery in the world can’t overcome those homely trump genes.
    And what’s with her boob shelf in that shot with daddykins? Did the surgeon have extra silicone that was reaching its use by date?

  22. shanaynay says:

    I can’t wait until we hopefully get someone new in the White House who doesn’t break the law each time he sneezes. Hopefully, if/when he’s out, the whole DUMP family gets locked up for all of their illegal activities. They really need to be held accountable for their actions.

  23. Valerie says:

    She and her father are in violation of the Hatch Act. Why are they allowed to act above the law? They should be held to the highest letter of it.

  24. Kari says:

    Hispanic company but not a Latino company, so I don’t feel any guilt at all boycotting them. I’d rather support a BIPOC brand to get my sazón.