Goya Foods President and CEO Robert Unanue discusses capitalism and the rise of socialism in America, warning of the ‘iceberg of communism’.
Steve Doocy: The House and Senate Democrats now have the chance to fast-track president-elect Biden’s plans for the economy healthcare and more. But with Democratic administration set to take power next week and no reprieve from lockdowns, our next guest warns the iceberg of Communism is a head. Goya Foods president and CEO Robert Unanue joins us right now. Mr. Unanue good morning to you.
Robert Unanue: Steve, you hit the name so great, correctly. Thank you good being with you this morning.
Steve Doocy: Well, you’ve been on a couple of times. I figured it out. So, Robert, what do you mean exactly, the iceberg of communist, communism is ahead?
Robert Unanue: Well, you know, we were the United States of America, we’ve become divided. We have states that have socialist tendencies and states that have a democratic or capitalist tendencies and, you know, our economy is shut down. We were doing fantastic. We were one of the greatest economies of the world and along comes coronavirus and the perfect storm of, you know, division, quite honestly, hatred of the president and his followers and, you know, an economy that, you know, a division that exists in the country.
Steve Doocy: And nobody knows more about the division than you because you were called, during the pandemic, and your company has donated millions of dollars of food to food banks all across the country. You were called to the White House to talk about the coronavirus an the response and you went, and then people on the political left tried to cancel you with essentially a boycott but then it turned around, people were supporting you with a buycott, and I understand Goya Foods just finished your biggest, most successful, year ever.
Robert Unanue: Yes, you know, the problem is it’s a political year and they weaponized coronavirus. Unfortunately, they shut down this economy. The worst thing we could do is shut down our economy, kill our spirit. We need a reason to get up in the morning: God, family, work. And they are taking away our spirit, they’re taking away our ability to work. They essentially declared martial law, I believe in this country, shutting everything down. It’s the worse thing we could have done. Just for political gain. I think its criminal. I think its immoral to shut down this economy for basically political reasons.
And you know, we’re one nation under God. We’re not one nation under Twitter. We’re not one nation under big media and or under central government. We’re trying to have media, big tech control our lives, the government control our lives, and we need to not move away from God and we need to move closer to God.
They want to cancel God. They want to cancel our speech. They want to cancel our culture, our history, our liberty. They want to control us, the few controlling the many, like a bunch of sheep. None of these people care about us, we can not move away from God. We need to love and to build, not hate and destroy.
Some of us want to be one nation, indivisible. You can’t be indivisible without God. We have to pray. We have to have hope and we have to move closer to God otherwise it’s not a pretty picture.
Steve Doocy: Because you are a CEO, I got to ask you. Joe Biden unveiled close to 2 trillion dollar plan to stimulate the economy and coronavirus response as well. About half of it is going to go to direct payments to people who are hurting all across the country and invariable other people will get the money as well. But also its going to bail out, we’ve heard from Michael Waltz, the congressman from Florida, it’s essentially a blue state bailout. It’s also essentially a big government takeover. But then again, that should not surprise us because this is something the Democrats have been talking about for a long time and elections have consequences.
Robert Unanue: “It’s typical politics that throw money at a problem. A $600 check, a $1,200, $1,400 check. People are out of work for a year. That’s $2,000 combined. That doesn’t do anything. And trillions of dollars, and where all that money goes. We got to get back to work. We can’t shut down. We need to work. We need to get up in the morning and worship, praise God, work, our family, that’s what we need to do. We need to get back to work, otherwise, you know, that is so much bologna that were just throwing money at this. People, you know, it’s ridiculous. Let the politicians do their stuff but let us get back to work, please.
Steve Doocy: You’ve given us something to think about on this weekend. He’s the CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Hunan. Sir thank you very much have a great weekend.