Mike Lindell is an American entrepreneur with the ethics of B.T Barnum who employs the infomercial aesthetic to hawk his overpriced pillows to the geriatric demographics of The Fox News Channel knowing they are demented enough to buy his fluffy pillows at inflated prices.
The CEO of MyPillow spoke to a crowd at a pro-Trump march in D.C on Saturday and singled out Fox News Channel as being in on a major conspiracy to the steal the election from Donald Trump. “This fraud is real,” he said. “It’s of epic proportions that this election was stolen.”
Let me channel Captain Obvious and point out that the real winner in a popular vote and Electoral College landslide was Joe Biden.
The MyPillow schmuck concluded his remarks by prophesying that the fraud will be proven, and that Trump will still be elected.
Then he suggested that we might already be in the Biblical “End Times”, a remark that resonated with the white evangelical audience.
Lindell bit the hand that feeds him, because Pro-Trump fanatics have migrated from Fox News to even more far-right cable news networks like Newsmax and OANN. Most Fox News anchors and reporters have explicitly or at least tacitly acknowledged that Joe Biden is president-elect, and that’s anathema to Trump’s cult-like followers who live in an alternate reality where their messiah won in a landslide.
Trump is a master grifter and he realizes that he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of stealing the election from Biden; he is using the “Stop the Steal” campaign to raise hundreds of millions he can use for a 2024 presidential run and to keep his name in the news.
Lindell isn’t an idiot and he knows damn well that the massive fraud allegation is hogwash, he is simply pandering to the brainwashing evangelicals who buy his pillows.
White evangelicals will sleep soundly in their MyPillow pillows under the delusion that God will somehow intervene to expose Biden as a fraud and that their hero Trump will be sworn in again as president of the United States.
At least until January 20, 2021 when the president-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.