For some reason, people paid an entrance fee to something called “MAGA Frank”, a rally in Wisconsin hosted by MyPillow CEO and Trump Cult leader Mike Lindell. Boasting a lineup of the Trumpiest speakers he could gather like Diamond & Silk, Danielle D’Souza, Dinesh D’Souza, Charlie Kirk, Sheriff Clarke, Chris Cox, and Brannon Howse, Lindell promised “the greatest revival for Jesus in the history of the world.”
Apparently, the MAGAs weren’t aware of that, so when things got too Jesus-y for them, they bailed.
Video captured by attendees showed an already sparse crowd before the speeches even began, so it was really obvious when they began leaving the makeshift mass en masse.
Lindell may be the living embodiment of the term “lunatic fringe”, but he can still recognize a merchandising opportunity when he creates one out of thin air.
Lindell’s biggest mistake was plotting the setlist in the wrong order. When a promised live appearance from Donald Trump via satellite didn’t pan out, Lindell was forced to play a recorded speech of Trump criticizing President Joe Biden instead.
Next time, end with the message from Dear Leader, genius. It’s like if the Rolling Stones played a festival at 2pm and the headliner was some local bar band. Know your audience, Mikey.
Lindell also took aim at Fox News and Newsmax, calling them “cowards,” saying that it was “disgusting what they’ve done to our country.” But the most awkward moment had to be when Lindell promised fighter jets at the end of the “Star-Spangled Banner”, which opened the festivities. When they didn’t appear, Lindell mumbled, “I guess you can’t time these things” when jet pilots basically time everything to the second.
The jets flew overhead hours later, exactly when Trump was speaking. Who says you can’t time these things? Seems about par for the course.