MyPillow Founder Tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper: You Can’t Cancel Culture Me
Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow who was recently called a “snake oil salesman” during an interview on CNN when anchor Anderson Cooper became unhinged, said he did not lose any sleep over the interview and is accustomed to hatred from the leftists in the media since announcing his support of President Trump.
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Lindell told the “Todd Starnes Show” on Thursday that he has “been ambushed before” and is “very used to it.” He said he was under the impression that he was going on Cooper’s show to talk about the developments in the race for a COVID-19 cure, but was sandbagged with a “23-minute attack.”
“They’re not going to ‘cancel culture’ me. “I’m not going to ever change what I believe in,” he said.
He said he found it odd that the media would jump all over him for an effort to help find a cure during coronavirus pandemic. He assumed it is either because the left in the media either hate him for “backing the greatest president in history” or, for some reason, don’t want a cure out there to help people.
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“I just kept telling the truth, and I’m not going to waver from the truth,” he said. He said it was bizarre that Cooper was so aggressive in the interview and tried to make it seem that he was out to make a quick buck.
Todd Starnes, the host of the radio program, played a clip of Cooper’s interview where he referred to Lindell as a “snake oil salesman.”
“We talk a lot about CNN on this program, but what you just heard is probably beyond the pale,” Starnes said. “The worst thing I have seen. Anderson Cooper, acting like a fool, a raging lunatic on national television attacking Mike Lindell from MyPillow.”
Starnes said Cooper made it seem as though the project involving the botanical extraction called oleandrin was some rogue experiment with mad scientists, but pointed out that Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was involved in the project. Carson is a retired pediatric neurosurgeon. The extract has been tested on humans and has passed safety tests, Lindell said. He said he has taken oleandrin along with some friends.
“I’ve been able to take it with confidence as a prophylactic,” he said. He said some of his friends and family that tested positive, in “one day” their symptoms were gone. “My whole view was to get this out there and save this country and save people’s lives.”
He said he was asked to be on the board of the company last week because of his experience in bringing scale to the marketplace.
Lindell said companies and entrepreneurs have been reaching out to him after his speech at the Rose Garden where he praised the president and God. He said he was contacted by a company on Easter Sunday and engaged in an hour conversation about the extract. He said he handed over the data to Carson who seemed impressed by the findings.
The New York Times raised suspicions about the use of oleandrin as a cure.
Robert Harrod, a professor at Southern Methodist University, told the paper that he studied oleandrin and said it is an “intriguing idea.” The paper said a U.S. Army study in May was inconclusive.
Starnes pointed out that Cooper asked the pillow magnate how he sleeps at night.
Starnes joked, “I gotta tell ya, me Anderson, I sleep mighty good. Do you know why? Because I have a MyPillow.” He continued, “And I have the new mattress topper so I sleep like a baby.”
But Starnes said the interaction on Cooper’s program was no laughing matter, especially coming from an anchor who simulated a sex act with Kathy Griffin during a live broadcast on New Year’s Eve.
“That’s perversion,” he said. Starnes said he knows Lindell and he is a good man. Starnes said viewers should check out some videos of Cooper and make their determination about his character.