Former President Donald Trump condemned the FBI’s raid on MyPillow founder Mike Lindell.
Lindell said he was surrounded by a number of FBI agents at a Hardee’s restaurant. The American businessman had been on a hunting trip. Agents stole his cell phone.
“I open my door and I say, ‘Who are you?’ And he says, ‘We’re FBI,'” Lindell recalled on his show, the Lindell Report. He said the FBI agents showed him their badges upon request and told him to pull over.
“Cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us, and behind us and I said those are either bad guys or the FBI. Well, it turns out they were the FBI.” pic.twitter.com/RHADVBUTxW— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 13, 2022
“He goes, ‘We’re taking your cellphone. We have a warrant for your cellphone.’ I go, ‘No.’ I said, ‘My whole company, I run five companies off of that. I don’t have a computer. My hearing aids run off of this. Everything runs off of my phone,'” Lindell said. “I said, ‘If I don’t give it to you, will you arrest me then?”
At that point, the agents apparently handed him the search warrant for his phone.
“We are now officially living in a weaponized police state,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “Rigged elections, and all.”
Trump said the nation is a “laughing stock.”
“The majesty of the United States is gone,” he wrote. “Can’t let this happen. TAKE BACK AMERICA.”