On Friday, the inventor and CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell announced his company will switch 75 percent of their production from making pillows into producing masks during the coronavirus crisis.
Lindell said he is coordinating with the Trump administration on what type of masks might be needed.
“Obviously, we specialize in cotton and we found out different materials that they didn’t want — latex,” Lindell told Fox News. “So, finally, we got the final prototype three days ago.”
The president invited a special guest to speak during his coronavirus task force briefing today: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
— POLITICO (@politico) March 30, 2020
Media and Political Elites Mock Lindell
But many media elites with blue checkmarks did not like Lindell’s Rose Garden remarks. Even though he had just announced his company would begin producing 50,000 masks a day by the end of the week, Lindell was mocked for sharing his faith and encouraging Americans to look to God during this crisis.
“God gave us grace on November 8, 2016 to change the course we were on,” Lindell said. “God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word. Read our Bibles and spend time with our families.”
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CNN executive editor Ram Ramgopal retweeted a video of Lindell’s remarks, adding, sarcastically, “In case you were wondering what My Pillow is doing in a time of coronavirus.”
In case you were wondering what My Pillow is doing in a time of coronavirus. https://t.co/W3ocMJe7Ym
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) March 30, 2020
Is the punchline that Lindell is converting a 200,000-square-foot factory into a facility to produce millions of masks for American health-care workers? Is this really a “haha” moment?
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi also mocked Lindell:
Trump just called the “My Pillow” guy up to the podium in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up.
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) March 30, 2020
MSNBC’s Joy Reid did the same:
So my Tiger King binge was interrupted by a text saying the CEO of MyPillow is now part of the presidential briefings on COVID19 … please tell me this is a prank.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 30, 2020
Palmer Report chimed in:
American hospitals have refrigerator trucks full of dead bodies parked around back, but sure, let’s all hear from the My Pillow guy.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) March 31, 2020
From Mediaite Senior Columnist John Ziegler:
Lets be very clear, Mike Lindell, with whom I was once forced to be on at least an hour-long conference call, is WAY more insane than Trump. It’s not even close. Even Diamond & Silk are far more credible than he is. https://t.co/EqiScTfjuP
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) March 30, 2020
Writer Jamie O’Grady tweeted:
Are you f cking kidding me, HE HAS THE MY PILLOW GUY ON TO SELL HIS GARBAGE PRODUCT DURING A PANDEMIC BRIEFING???!!!
— Jamie O’Grady ⚡ (@JamieOGrady) March 30, 2020
Leftist YouTuber Kyle Kulinski wrote:
We have dead bodies piling up in refrigerated trucks in Queens because the morgues are overflowing and the ‘my pillow’ guy is saying god gave us Trump at the covid press conference. pic.twitter.com/8nf5gUOlg1
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) March 31, 2020
Contributing editor at The Atlantic, Norm Ornstein, wrote:
Reminder: We live tweet these clips to fact them.
Trump has the My Pillow guy (Mike Lindell) briefing the nation on the pandemic. Lindell gave $100,000 to the Trump Victory committee in 2018. pic.twitter.com/SzVWV2t3Wi
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 30, 2020
Of course Never Trump nitwits Joe Walsh and Bill Kristol joined the Lindell pile-on:
Sounds like all I missed was a “My Pillow” commercial. Cool.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) March 30, 2020
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell: "God gave us grace on November 8, 2016 to change the course we were on.”
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 30, 2020
Lindell is a Recovered Drug Addict Whose Faith Saved Him: ‘Jesus showed up, and I did a full surrender’
Lindell is a former drug addict who today helps those recovering from substance abuse. After getting sober, he started MyPillow out of his basement and was transformed by his Christian faith.
“Jesus showed up, and I did a full surrender,” Lindell says.
This is the guy media and political elites want to mock? Even after he pledged to use his company to help his fellow Americans in this desperate time of need?
These people ought to be ashamed of themselves. They’re not.
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