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Ivanka Trump Violates Federal Ethics Laws in Endorsement of Goya Foods

HeadlineJul 16, 2020

Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump is under fire for violating government ethics rules after she tweeted a photo of herself endorsing Goya Foods while clutching a can of black beans. The first daughter captioned the photo, “If it’s Goya, it has to be good.” Her endorsement came amid a boycott of Goya Foods, sparked by CEO Robert Unanue, who lavished praise on President Trump at a White House event last week. Ivanka Trump’s tweet appears to violate a federal law prohibiting the use of public office for private gain. On Wednesday, as U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 137,000, Donald Trump’s Instagram account tweeted a photo of the president grinning and flashing a “thumbs up” over an array of Goya food products on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. 

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