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Grocery stores in Florida and Georgia removed Goya products from store shelves amid calls to boycott the company after the CEO heaped praise on President Trump.

Prominent Latinos expressed their outrage after Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue appeared in the Rose Garden and praised President Trump's for his support of Hispanic companies.

"We are so blessed to have you as our leader," Unanue told Trump on Thursday at the White House. Unanue was invited to the White House as part of the president's effort to court Latino supporters.

But prominent Latinos such as Julian Castro called for a boycott of Goya products under the hashtag #Goyaway on Twitter.com this week.

Goya Foods "has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations. Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain," Julian Castro, a former Democratic presidential candidate and an Obama administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said on Twitter.

"Americans should think twice before buying their products," he added.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is Mexican, added: "Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo.'"

Goya Foods donates millions of dollars worth of food to charities and also employees hundreds of workers in its factory.

Unanue said he is not backing down despite the boycott, which he called a "suppression of free speech."

He noted that he also praised former President Obama when he was invited to the White House during Obama's term in office.

"When you're called by the president of the United States, you're going to say, 'No, I'm sorry, I'm busy, no thank you?'" he said. "I didn't say that to the Obamas, and I didn't say that to President Trump."

He said he previously worked with Michelle Obama to help include Goya in nutritional guidance to minority communities.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump by 39% with Hispanics in national polls.

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The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives approved President Donald Trump's $2 trillion economic stimulus package on Friday, March 27.

The vote came a day after the Senate voted unanimously to approve the legislation. The president is expected to sign the bill quickly.

The package includes $1,200 checks to individuals who earn less than $75,000 a year. Individuals who file as "head of household" will receive $1,200 checks if they earn less than $150,000 a year.

Couples earning up to $150,000 a year will receive $2,400. Families get an additional $500 for each child.

The bill also includes an increase in the maximum unemployment benefit to individuals by $600 a week for four months.

But not all lawmakers were happy with the bill's passage. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at Republicans for refusing to give $1,200 checks to immigrants who don't have Social Security numbers.

She tweeted on Thursday:

"To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs). Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon."

AOC's Twitter followers ripped her to shreds.

One Twitter user responded: "Time for them to go home! There's no jobs here for them! Time to put Americans first!!"

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has inspired at least one high school dropout to pursue a career in politics.

Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, is a former bartender who was elected to Congress because voters stayed home in New York's 14th congressional district in 2018.

AOC's surprising rise in politics garnered the attention of rapper Cardi B, a former stripper who is inspired to go back to school to run for Congress.

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"I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress," Cardi tweeted on Sunday.

"I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table."

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Twitter's response to Cardi's post was a mix of ridicule and disbelief. Some Twitter users believe no amount of schooling can help Cardi achieve her political goals.

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Question: Do you think Cardi can pass a GED test? Would you vote for her if she did?

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