Goya Foods CEO Named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Employee Of The Month’ When Her Boycott Spiked His Sales

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Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue says sales spiked so dramatically after her calls for a boycott that he named Democratic New York Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “employee of the month.”

Unanue told Michael Berry that his sales spiked 1000% after Ocasio-Cortez supported calls to boycott Goya Foods in mid-July. (RELATED: ‘Bullsh*t’: Chris Cuomo Loses It On Trump For ‘Selling Beans’ Amid Pandemic)

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Unanue took criticism from a number of Democrats — including former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Ocasio-Cortez — after saying that he believed the United States was “blessed” to have a leader like President Donald Trump.

Unanue said that he believed Ocasio-Cortez was young and naïve, but that she might eventually come around.

“We still have a chance with AOC,” he said, adding, “I love her, you know, I don’t like — she didn’t — she was actually our employee of the month, I don’t know if you know about this.”

Berry said that he wasn’t aware, and Unanue explained that her calls to boycott had actually drawn more attention to the brand, creating a sharp spike in sales.

“When she boycotted us, our sales actually increased 1000%, so we gave her an honorary — we never were able to hand it to her — she got employee of the month for bringing attention to Goya and our adobo,” he said.