Media Freaks Out On ‘MyPillow’ CEO Mike Lindell For Encouraging Americans To Read The Bible

Media Freaks Out On ‘MyPillow’ CEO Mike Lindell For Encouraging Americans To Read The Bible

Mike Lindell, the inventor and CEO of MyPillow, announced Friday his company will convert 75 percent of their production from making pillows into making masks in an effort to combat the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

Lindell told Fox News he is working with the Trump administration on the type of masks needed. “Obviously, we specialize in cotton and we found out different materials that they didn’t want — latex. So, finally, we got the final prototype three days ago,” he said. But after Trump invited Lindell to speak at a press briefing in the White House Rose Garden Monday afternoon, verified blue checkmarks and members of the media did not take kindly to Lindell’s remarks to Americans.

Lindell, who just announced his company will produce 50,000 masks a day by the end of the week, was mocked for sharing his faith from behind the lectern, and encouraging Americans to turn to God in this time of 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.”

An executive editor at CNN retweeted a video of Lindell’s appearance with the sarcastic caption, “In case you were wondering what My Pillow is doing in a time of coronavirus.” That’s odd, because Lindell just said he spent three days converting a 200,000-square-foot factory into a facility to produce millions of masks for American health-care workers, so we know exactly what he’s been doing during the public health crisis.

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi also weighed in:

As did MSNBC’s Joy Reid:

Mediaite Senior Columnist John Ziegler:

Here’s popular leftist YouTuber Kyle Kulinski:

Norm Ornstein is a contributing editor at The Atlantic:

Loyal NeverTrumpers enjoyed bashing Lindell and his faith as well:

https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1244766537246035971

As an ex-crack addict who established a recovery network to help addicts, Lindell is widely known for his testimony of becoming sober after years of addiction, starting MyPillow out of his basement, and finding a transformative Christian faith. “Jesus showed up, and I did a full surrender,” he says.

Madeline Osburn is a staff editor at the Federalist and the producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Follow her on Twitter.
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