If you got sucked into an infomercial late one night and/or suffer from chronic neck pain you may be aware of My Pillow, a mail-order pillow filled with foam nuggets that has sold millions of units since its release. Yeah it’s a pretty comfortable pillow but sadly My Pillow’s inventor, spokesman, and CEO, Mike Lindell, is a Bible-thumping psycho who thinks Donald Trump is part of God’s plan.
Lindell, a former crack addict, evangelical Christian, and pillow millionaire is a big supporter of Trump’s and has spoken at Trump rallies and visited the White House and Mar-a-Lago. So when invited to speak at Thursdays Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, Lindell did not hold back in his religious hyperbole.
In his speech Lindell said:
“As I stand here before you today I see the greatest president in history. Of course he is, he was chosen by God.”
He then went on to talk about how great Trump has been for African Americans, Hispanics, and the economy.
Ok, thought experiment time. Even if you believe in a higher power and the stories of the Bible…to believe that your omniscient deity would choose Donald Trump as his champion takes it to a whole other level of insanity.
On a typical day Trump breaks all ten of the Ten Commandments before lunch.
My Pillow's Mike Lindell gets a partial standing ovation. He says that, before Trump came along, "quite frankly, it looked like the end times prophesized in the Bible." He says he knew nothing about politics, but he could sense "something miraculous" was happening with Trump.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 28, 2019
And the dunks rained down like manna from Heaven.
My pillow guy says God chose Donald Trump— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 28, 2019
And God spoketh to the pillow maker.— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 28, 2019
I had him pegged the first time I saw him on tv wearing his cross outside his shirt— Anthony DeVito (@AnthonyDeVito) February 28, 2019
We should have a pillow bonfire in protest— L A Winans (@BubbaMN) February 28, 2019
OK folks, you know what to do. No more My Pillow orders.https://t.co/yF3yKRg69W— rialto55 (@rialto55) February 28, 2019
I was considering buying his product, but something kept telling me to wait. Welp, I guess The Ancestors were telling me to watch who gets your money.— Linda S (@queenlsteiner) February 28, 2019
Chosen by God to do what? Destroy America, and contribute to the rise of global authoritarianism? #theuglytruth— a girl and her dog (@cookie_grrrl) February 28, 2019
No wonder he has trouble sleeping pic.twitter.com/y4bvf6o60G— Robert Krbavac (@KRBAVAC) February 28, 2019
I have a great idea about where he can stuff his overpriced pillow ?— Blueskydriving (@blueskydriving) February 28, 2019
#boycottmypillow .... never thought I’d say that ??— Janis Schroeder (@littlengine) February 28, 2019
Not buying any of his products for sure.— Anita Nelam (@AnitaNelam) February 28, 2019
Pillow Guy should be subpoenaed to explain to Congress how god, who is not a U.S. citizen, could have decided our election.— Phillipe de Gravaux (@DreadPhil1) February 28, 2019
Michael Cohen is right. If Trump loses in 2020, we won't have a peaceful transition of power. These people are fanatical lunatics and they're armed to the teeth. This whole thing is the monster that the Repubs gave birth to. We're in trouble.— Landy Taylor (@landytaylor1) February 28, 2019
Trump was chosen by Vlad, not God. Put that in your pillow and smoke it.— Ronbos (@ronbosjd) February 28, 2019
I know when I think of Jesus, Our Savior Donald immediately comes to mind. pic.twitter.com/4IBjXPFIzE— COUNTRY over Party (@rcataffa) February 28, 2019
Well that cements my hatred for those incessant radio spots. He's another antichrist using Christ's name to promote selfishness instead of the single commandment of compassion.— Michael Fricker (@M_S_Fricker) February 28, 2019