Trump presser’s guest calls for nation to ‘read our Bibles’
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If you don’t know who that is — you’ve probably seen his commercials (and heard his jingle).
He’s the My Pillow guy — and a fervent Trump supporter.
In fairness, Lindell was on hand to announce, at least primarily, that his company would be converting 75% of its manufacturing capacity to make personal protective gear for medical and first responders — which is certainly a great gesture.
Lindell’s company hopes to be making 50,000 cotton face masks a day by the end of the week, which will go to medical workers and not offered for sale to the public.
However, it’s what Lindell said next that really caught people’s attention.
Lindell, in comments he said he wrote “off the cuff,” started by saying: “God gave us grace on Nov. 8, 2016,” referring to the day Trump was elected by the electoral college but trailed in the popular vote.
He said that date was a way to “to change the course we were on.”
“God had been taken out of our schools and lives. A nation had turned its back on God,” he continued.
“… I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the ‘word,’ read our Bibles and spend time with our families,” he said.
He also added that “our great president” and “the great people in this country praying…” will play a role in getting through the pandemic.
Lindell’s company is often a prominent advertiser on Fox’s conservative commentary channel — one of the mainstays who sticks with the network after offensive comments made by hosts called other companies to yank ads.
It’s also been the target of multiple lawsuits for both everything ranging from false advertising Lindell as a sleep “expert” despite having no formal training, license or certification as such.
The company also paid a $1 million fine in 2016 to settle a false advertising suit brought by multiple California counties. This suit also claimed that the pillows were sold with promised to treat a variety of medical conditions, allegedly without any human trials to back those claims.
Meanwhile, the company had its Better Business Bureau certification yanked in 2017 and currently holds an F rating.