MyPillow CEO’s appearance at a White House press briefing to inform the nation of his company’s initiative to produce face masks for the coronavirus outbreak sparked mockery from left-wing media pundits.
On Monday, Mike Lindell joined President Trump to discuss his company’s contribution to healthcare in the U.S. by increasing its production of face masks from 10,000 a day to 50,000. During his speech, he praised the President and encouraged Americans to incorporate prayer and more time with family into their lives during the pandemic.
“God gave us grace on Nov. 8, 2016, to change the course we were on,” Mike Lindell said.
“God had been taken out of our schools and lives. A nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word. Read our Bible and spend time with our families.”
He added, “Our president gave us so much hope where, just a few short months ago, we had the best economy, the lowest unemployment, and wages going up. It was amazing. With our great president, vice president, and this administration, the other great people in this country, and praying daily, we will get through this and get back to a place that is stronger and safer than ever.”
The left-wing media pundits pounced on the remarks as an opportunity for mocking the businessman.
CNN cut away from the press briefing immediately after Lindell started speaking, returning to the daily coronavirus update when President Trump took back the podium.
Others defended Lindell’s work to donate supplies during the outbreak, including The View co-host Meghan McCain, who argued that critics “should do some serious soul searching if this act of patriotism is triggering you.”