Mike Lindell's CNN interview was one for the history books. The pillow CEO handed over his "evidence" of election fraud, showing pages of "evidence." But when CNN gave the pages to cybersecurity experts, but no one could figure out what it said.
When faced with the scrutiny, Lindell claimed the CNN expert wasn't a real expert.
It's just another in a long line of complications in Lindell's "proof" that the 2020 election was somehow stolen. As of Feb. he has lost $65 million in pillow revenue after his election fraud crusade. Lindell, who is described as someone who "speaks loudly and nonstop," has claimed that he's on a kind of holy mission from God to reinstate Donald Trump. He believes it will be one of the greatest heavenly miracles observed.
"He's done so well, I worry that he'll lose everything," friend Jeanette Lenzen said. "He just has all the faith in God that God's going to help him get all this stuff. But sometimes, God says 'No.'"
While some folks online are uring Lindell's family to get him help and others mocked the CEO, a least one supporter of Donald Trump called Lindell "cringe and batty."
at this point Mike Lindell I hate to say this as a trumper he is cringe and batty https://t.co/AaypcQc0HY— Jay Rockets (@Jay Rockets) 1628217958.0
You can see the other responses below:
Mike Lindell is most definitely NOT a “reformed” crack addict. https://t.co/h4i1tsa9EN— 💀 Scary Larry 💀 🇺🇸🌊✊🏻🗽 (@💀 Scary Larry 💀 🇺🇸🌊✊🏻🗽) 1628217430.0
At this point @AETV could do an Intervention episode with Mike Lindell.— Daniel D. 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@Daniel D. 🇺🇸🏳️🌈) 1628218093.0
@patriottakes Maybe #MikeLindell needs a better pillow.— Ms B'well💉🕯️📚✒ (@Ms B'well💉🕯️📚✒) 1628217470.0
Mike Lindell would never lie, he wore a cross around his neck in all his pillow commercials.— Brian Eskow (@Brian Eskow) 1628218136.0
As easy as it is to shit on Lindell, this guy is certifiable. There’s something seriously wrong with him. His loved… https://t.co/YPE0yClMPh— AlbertaSux (@AlbertaSux) 1628217823.0
I think Trump and the my pillow guy share the same kool-aid straw. Wow. Off the rails! #MyPillow #MikeLindell— When it's enough (@When it's enough) 1628217598.0
@patriottakes A test run of Mike Lindell's computer captured in this behind-the-scenes photo. https://t.co/WxpIBJww31— Bob (@Bob) 1628217118.0
@williamlegate Why isn't #MikeLindell on a conservatorship... like #Brittany?— Suzian Star (@Suzian Star) 1628217695.0
@patriottakes The party is finished, everyone's left except one passed out guy and and another vomiting in to a pot… https://t.co/52PMIe4kmA— Jeremy (@Jeremy) 1628217291.0
This is laughable and scary at the same time. Mike Lindell is crazy. https://t.co/t6h7CGh1JZ— Phil Gascon (@Phil Gascon) 1628217745.0
The only thing more pathetic than Mike Lindell is someone who believes him https://t.co/ktguUExtFr— IrishJon (@IrishJon) 1628217793.0
Mike Lindell has the 2020 election all figured out. Maybe he can get to the bottom of this Subway tuna mystery too.— Howl Media Group (@Howl Media Group) 1628217787.0
The Washington Post reported Thursday evening that President Joe Biden is thinking of playing hardball with anti-vaxxers continuing to spread COVID-19 throughout the United States.
The administration is looking at how to use the White House's regulatory power to force safety requirements. While there are legitimate reasons that some patients' doctors don't want them to get the vaccine yet or some religious faiths have a long-time, documented anti-medicine approach, most anti-vaxxers are denying the shot on conspiracy grounds.
In the past, Biden has used incentives to encourage the vaccine. He's worked with private sector employers and states that have offered million-dollar lotteries, prizes and scholarships to spur vaccinations. The new delta-variant has been another thing currently encouraging people to get the vaccine as there has been a 39 percent increase in deaths since the variant. Of those who have died, 99 percent are anti-vaccine people.
Biden's "effort could apply to institutions as varied as long-term-care facilities, cruise ships and universities, potentially impacting millions of Americans, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive conversations," said the report. "The conversations are in the early phases and no firm decisions have been made, the people said."
Red states have already moved to try and block the use of masks and vaccine passports, causing further problems among businesses that want to protect customers and employees. The mask ban in Arkansas, for example, will likely lead to the state closing schools again, said one state senator this week.
"There is a particular focus in the discussions on whether restrictions on Medicare dollars or other federal funds could be used to persuade nursing homes and other long-term-care facilities to require employees to be vaccinated, according to one of the people familiar with the talks," said the report.
It would be a drastic step that isn't typically Biden's leadership style, but a lighter piece of the proposal could be part of the next steps.
In a new speech, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican, demanded that all politicians who encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 should be voted out of office.
"Anybody that takes this vaccine needs to be voted out of office," said Robinson, to applause from his audience. "It's not your job to convince anybody to take that vaccine. That's not your job. Your job is to make sure it's available to anybody who wants it. That's your job. And you should give them good, solid, scientific information about that vaccine and about the virus so that they can make an informed decision for themselves. I don't care whether it's Governor Cooper. I don't care whether it's Joe Biden. Nobody should be telling anybody that they should have to take this vaccine."
Robinson went on to say that he knows several doctors who don't want the vaccine.
A former gun rights activist, Robinson has come under fire for hateful speech on social media. He has called gay people "devil-worshipping child molesters," the teenagers who survived the Parkland school shooting "silly little immature media prosti-tots," transgender identity a "mass delusion" to "glorify Satan," and repeatedly attacked both Jews and Muslims.
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