When President Donald Trump took the podium to deliver his daily press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, one of the businessmen pledging to help make masks was an unusual choice: Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of My Pillow.
It is unclear why Lindell, a frequent Fox News advertiser and Trump supporter who has faced a series of lawsuits over deceptive marketing and unsupported health claims for his product, would be a key fighter in the epidemic — and commenters on social media promptly weighed in.
So my Tiger King binge was interrupted by a text saying the CEO of MyPillow is now part of the presidential briefi… https://t.co/99cJb7btab— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1585605286.0
Well, imagine my relief that the My Pillow guy is on the job— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1585603799.0
Trump has the MyPillow guy in a pandemic press conference and that is a sentence that proves we are in the most asi… https://t.co/PshQpA5x0B— Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig)1585605302.0
Two days ago, I tweeted this. Right now, Trump has the My Pillow guy speaking in the Rose Garden. https://t.co/tGYtidILaM— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1585603880.0
And now the My Pillow guy is urging us all to return to God and read our Bibles at home, as we realize how amazing… https://t.co/lekxr2Bl3B— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1585603967.0
Now Trump is having the My Pillow guy speak. This is absurd. #StopAiringTrump— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1585603974.0
Trump just had the My Pillow guy speak. The My Pillow Guy. These aren't press conferences to calm the American pe… https://t.co/UPkjW746SD— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1585604126.0
Once the Trump-aligned My Pillow guy came on to give a free infomercial from the Rose Garden, CNN cuts away-- good… https://t.co/0oBisF3Ha4— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1585604486.0