A few days after the insurrection that he inspired, Donald Trump was permanently banned by Twitter. Not only was the ex-President neutered, so were 100’s of accounts associated with the QAnon movement.
Many assumed that after Trump was banned, many prominent figures in Conservative media would follow. Like the ex-President, they too had violated many of the websites rules and terms.
While people like Donald Trump Jr., Jack Posobiec and Candace Owens still have free reign, Twitter did take action against one Trump acolyte last night. Mike Lindell has been permanently banned from the site.
According to a spokesperson, “Twitter decided to ban Lindell, who founded bedding company My Pillow, due to “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy.”
Lindell has made plenty of outrageous statements about Donald Trump and his attempts to overturn the election. Prior to the Trump riots, Lindell told reporters, “You can’t give up. If these people [around the president] don’t end up standing up, they are just as bad as the people who tried to commit the crime. God chose Donald Trump for eight years, not four. Even if Biden is inaugurated, there’s no statute of limitations [on election theft]. Yes, I will keep investigating this, [even if he’s sworn in], and I’m not going to stop trying to get this out there to the American people.”
Nighty NIght, Mikey! pic.twitter.com/4sRUI415Ak
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) January 26, 2021
Lindell’s business prospects are also suffering due to his recent actions. Mega retailers like Bed Bad and Beyond and Kohls have removed his products from their stores.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.