Somehow, an American businessman who makes chopped foam pillows thinks that qualifies him to determine that somehow China must have stolen the 2020 election. That absurd claim was one of the more remarkable headlines of a remarkable newsday in a shocking final two weeks of the current president’s tenure, in which President Donald trump has attempted to cling to power.
The CEO of My Pillow Mike Lindell, told Axios this afternoon that “I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100 percent evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election. Dominion Voting Systems, for its part, on Monday sent a cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell over his spread of misinformation related to the 2020 election ” Dominion’s letter reads… “Despite knowing your implausible attacks against Dominion have no basis in reality, you have participated in the vast and concerted misinformation campaign to slander Dominion … Litigation regarding these issues is imminent.
No evidence has been produced of any election fraud, 60 courts have looked at and dismissed the idea that there is an evidence of election fraud, and all 50 states certified their elections.
Lindell, has visited the Oval Office in the White House in the past few days, where he floated the idea of an inciting incident that would then prompt Trump to be able to declare martial law. He has no experience in foreign policy, governance, or for that matter, election operations.
What he does have is a significant election donation investment in Trump and he was a fixture with Trump on the campaign trail. He also paid a significant portion of the $2 million bond for the high-profile figures who helped bail out Kyle Rittenhouse, the right-wing sympathizer who is charged with killing two protesters at a Wisconsin Black Lives Matter rally over the summer.
The claim, which does not appear to have any basis in fact, prompted Dominion to send a cease and desist letter to Lindell for spreading disinformation related to the 2020 election.
The situation is already fraught with disinformation, as Trump and his allies have intentionally spread false conspiracy theories about the results of the election, and Dominion Voting Systems.
For its part, Dominion’s cease and desist letter says … “Despite knowing your implausible attacks against Dominion have no basis in reality, you have participated in the vast and concerted misinformation campaign to slander Dominion … Litigation regarding these issues is imminent.”
Read the full letter here
Dominion is also suing pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation and $1.3 billion in damages, and a Dominion employee , Dr. Eric Coomer, has sued Trump himself, One America News Network (OANN) and Newsmax.
It should go without saying that this might not appear to instill confidence in chopped foam pillows made in Minnesota.
I watch people like Lindell spew whatever his puppet master requires and just puke. Anyone with a conscience is just happy to hopefully see the end of the gang in the White House. Lindell is just one more example of totally out of control capitalism that needs to be reined in. These individuals all think that because they are wealthy they will not be held accountable. But Lindell still has others he can turn to once Trump is gone. He has Josh Hawley, Lauren Boebert, Ted Cruz and several others who shared the same QAnon conspiracy theory on the election.
What is so amazing is these members of Congress all received large campaign donations from The Club for Growth and its ultra rich members. Many of these members backed the QAnon conspiracy and thus those members of Congress who promoted that theory got the big bucks. Have to ask myself; is Lindell also a member of Club for Growth? I know Hawley, Boebert, and Cruz received major donations from wealthy members.
One action that has received little attention in the media, was one act of bravery during the insurrection on January 6th. While Boebert, Cruz, Hawley and others scattered one person took a stand. An Iraq war veteran stood alone inside the Capital facing that mob of angry white traitors.
Eugene Goodman, a Black Capitol police officer, did not draw his weapon. Instead he risked his own life drawing the mob which was bent on killing past an open Senate doorway and to a less occupied section of the Capitol.
Boebert, Cruz, Hawley and others boot lick and coddle Trump for attention and favors, perpetuate his lies and fuel the goals of those white supremacist. They are nothing but a cog in a machine that is destroying our democracy. This is the very democracy that the veteran Eugene Goodman was defending.
I don’t know how any of these members of Congress and the rich elite who support them can sleep at night. I do know that Boebert’s Mother was at the Capital during the insurrection. Boebert swears she was in the same shelter as her. Images of the insurrectionists seem to tell another story.
It amazes me the vile that spews from the left, calling Linell ultra rich and then taking a shot at his product on the way out the door. My Pillow has revenues of 280M. That makes him by definition a small business. Mike overcame addiction, founded his company and built all his growth organically. By all reports he treats his employees very well, his product is made in America and he funds a recovery charity himself to help others overcome addiction.
None of that however is good enough for you. It is his right to have his views, his candidate didn’t win, mostly likely he doesn’t have evidence against Dominion. To destroy his company, put americans out of work is more than deplorable, it’s hateful and spiteful. Anyone who supported Trump, everything Trump did is now lumped into one big dumpster to simply be discarded.
Jeff Zarling below says that it is free market capitalism at it’s best when retailers cancel orders. How is that possible, the product sells well so the retailers are denying their customers products and using their leverage to put someone out of business due to their personal views. Truly a sad day.
If Lindell has the same “evidence” that was thrown out of court more than 50 times, he should probably consider settling with Dominion, but I hope he goes to trial. We could all use some laughs these days, and I’d love to see that crazy motormouth on the witness stand!
News this morning that several retailers have severed their relationships with My Pillow. I’m sure that some folks will bleat about “cancel culture”, but I’d encourage them to view this as a fantastic example of the free market capitalism that they claim to love, at least until it works against them.
Lindell went out of his way to promote a ridiculous and destructive lie, and this is what happens as a result of his actions – it’s the free market at its best and most direct.