Mike Lindell says he's losing $1 million a week because Fox News won't even report he's a 'nut case'
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed on Monday that his war with Fox News is costing him $1 million per week.
Lindell spoke to Real America's Voice host Steve Bannon about his decision to remove MyPillow ads from Fox News after the network refused to air a commercial that suggested the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.
"Fox and Fox Business are the only ones that didn't approve it," Lindell explained. "Are they in on it when they called Arizona [for Joe Biden] the night of the election early? Are they part of this whole thing? I don't get it. I know they're part of the cancel culture because shame on Fox."
"Everybody needs to realize this: I can't make this up," he said of his business. "This is about a million dollars a week that MyPillow is going to lose again because you can't just take a direct response ad and go somewhere else. But I want nothing to do with them if they're going to ruin our country."
Lindell went on to call Fox News "the worst station in history" because they refused to report falsehoods about the election and unproven Covid-19 remedies.
"You turn on us when we needed you most," he complained. "I got attacked on CNN for 18 minutes. Where were you Fox to report? You could have at least reported Mike Lindell got attacked on CNN for 18 minutes because he's a nut case."
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
'Nobody's ever seen a number like this!' New data reveals just how bad the Trump economy actually was
Former president Donald Trump was obsessed with the gross domestic product.
"Nobody's ever seen a number like this!" Trump declared at a rally last October, referring to the GDP.
As it turns out, Trump was right — but not in a good way.
Across Trump's four years in office, the nation recorded its lowest overall rate of GDP growth — at 1.6 percent — since President Herbert Hoover's administration during the Great Depression, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
Last week's GDP release included revisions back to 1999, so it's time for a new set of presidential growth comparis… https://t.co/LMGqPNyQyx— Justin Fox (@Justin Fox) 1627909330.0
Annual GPD numbers go back to 1929, and growth was negative-7.4 percent until Hoover left office in 1933. GDP growth reached a record high of 5.5. percent under John F. Kennedy, and prior to Trump the next-lowest rate was 1.8 percent under George W. Bush. The GDP grew by a rate of 2.1 percent under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.
"This is, let's be clear from the start, not a perfect way of measuring presidential economic performance," Bloomberg's Justin Fox reports. "There are lots of things that determine economic growth rates other than who is in the White House, and when a president does make a difference the results may be felt long after he's left Washington. Still, it's a widely used metric and Trump was downright obsessed with it."
Noting that the comparison may seem unfair due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox tried adjusting the GDP numbers backward and forward by one quarter. He also averaged them with another key indicator — gross domestic income — and corrected them for population growth, but things didn't get much better for Trump, who remained at or near the bottom of the pack.
Trump's historically low number continues a trend of the last 75 years in which both the GDP and job numbers have grown faster under Democratic presidents than Republican ones, with the notable exception of Ronald Reagan's administration. While some have suggested that Democratic presidents have simply been luckier, others say it's due to the fact that they tend to focus on broad-based economic growth policies, rather than just tax cuts.
"Trump offered hints of a different economic approach, but the signature legislative accomplishment of his term was another big tax cut and his growth numbers will drag the Republican averages down even further," Fox notes. "Maybe it's mostly bad luck. This is getting to be an awfully long run of it, though."
'An orange jumpsuit awaiting him': Trump warned he should be worried about Manhattan criminal investigation
Appearing on CNN to discuss a ruling that will allow Congress to have access to former president Donald Trump's taxes, Bloomberg editor Tim O'Brien said that the issue may be tied up in the courts yet again, and that Trump should be more concerned about the criminal investigation being conducted against him by Manhattan's district attorney.
Last week the Justice Department paved the way for Congressional investigators to access the former president's tax returns before a federal judge interceded and gave Trump time to contest the ruling.
Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, O'Brien -- a Trump biographer who has seen previous tax documents belonging to the ex-president before he ran for office -- said to expect another long period of legal wrangling.
"I'm assuming they are looking at this and still challenge it on the grounds that the DOJ, Bill Barr's DOJ blocked the release which was, that congress was just engaging in a fishing expedition and it wasn't pursuant to Congress's oversight authority or legislation and therefore it should be stopped," O'Brien predicted. "I imagine they'll try to challenge that in court but they're going to have an uphill battle with that."
"So if it comes to Congress, if the tax returns come to Congress, are they now effectively public? Will you and I and people here watching here be able to see them?" host Sciutto asked.
"I suspect we will at some point," the journalist replied. "I think Congress is going to have to be judicious and I think circumspect about how they post these. There is a lot of, I think, issues around the separation of powers and checks and balances that rides as much on trust as it does on the rule of law."
"So the president has multiple legal tracks, perilous ones underway right now," Sciutto prompted. "I mean you have an investigation, one in the state of Georgia into his efforts to overturn the election. You have the Manhattan DA's continued case and indictment, in fact of the Trump Organization. Now you have this, at least exposing -- we don't know if there is criminal behavior -- but exposing what the president has tried to conceal for some time. What is the political effect of that for a person who remains the choice of most, at least, Republicans for the [presidential] nominee in 2024?"
"I think the Manhattan DA's investigation is still the most perilous for him; that is a criminal investigation that is still a possibility that there is an orange jumpsuit waiting for Donald Trump at the end of that process," O'Brien explained. "I don't anticipate getting there, there is a lot of evidence that needs to come into the public record before that occurs."
"I don't know that any of his core supporters would care about any of this," the journalist conceded. "I think the real issue is what do traditional conservative Republicans and moderate voters think about it in a general election and that is really the meat of the issue."
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