Mike Lindell is the founder and CEO of MyPillow and a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump. He also made a surprise appearance at one of the White House coronavirus briefings on Monday, claiming God had chosen Trump to lead the United States and encouraging people to read the Bible.
But as Right Wing Watch notes, Lindell is also a believer in one of the most bizarre conspiracy theories that has grown up around the president: The QAnon cult which believes that Trump will soon declare martial law and arrest Democratic leaders for their supposed role in an international child sex trafficking ring that is allied with demonic forces:
“Conspiracy theorist Jordan Sather shared a post on Twitter reporting that entering the letter ‘Q’ as a discount code on the MyPillow web store reduced the price of a four-pack of pillows by $120. ‘Didn’t POTUS just bring the MyPillow CEO to the White House, too? What a coincidence,’ Sather wrote.”
The QAnon crew is excited this morning because they discovered that the “My Pillow” website accepts “Q” as a coupon code. It also accepts “W” and lots of other codes that track individual marketing campaigns, so they’re again assigning profound significance to meaningless data. pic.twitter.com/MmYMYJxKx0
— Travis View (@travis_view) March 31, 2020
Rather than deny any connection to the wacked-out nutjobs affiliated with the QAnon movement, Lindell decided he’d retweet Sather’s post and join the online weirdness:
Why is the MyPillow guy retweeting QAnon gibberish about his website’s discount codes? pic.twitter.com/ch8MxZWBxq
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 1, 2020
Perhaps none of this should surprise anyone when you consider that Lindell appeared on a radio show hosted by right-wing evangelical leader Tony Perkins Tuesday and said his company’s website was under attack by the devil:
“My website, we’ve never had this happen. It keeps breaking, things keep happening, and it’s just—I just think it’s the devil. I mean, it’s evil attacking MyPillow because it knows we’re winning. We’re winning. We’re bringing God back to the country.”
No wonder Lindell is such a fan of Donald Trump: They’re both crazy enough to believe the BS they spout.
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