MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell exploded at Mediaite correspondent Aidan McLaughlin during an altercation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.
McLaughlin had asked Lindell for an interview, but the embattled sleep accessory mogul chose to fire off conspiracy theories and refer to Mediaite and organizations such as Fox News as “fake news.”
During his nearly four-minute-long tirade, Lindell aggressively rambled about how the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, whom Lindell claimed received 80 million votes (Trump earned 74,216,154 votes).
Lindell also insisted that the Dominion voting machines which were used in several states had rigged the counting of ballots in a “cyber attack on our country” – a claim that has led to Dominion filing a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Trump’s associates, including Lindell and Trump’s tragic television attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, for spreading false and damaging information about its business practices.
There is no evidence that voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election, although that did not dissuade Lindell from producing a “documentary” suggesting that it did.
“This is all going to end up before the Supreme Court, again, but the Supreme Court has never seen this evidence, okay? The Supreme Court has never seen this evidence,” Lindell growled.
Lindell then accused Mediaite of being a “hit job group” and that “all the mainstream media – The New York Times, Fox, CNN – “have my number” and “call him every day” to set him up for “hit jobs.”
Lindell said that he “asked” and “begged” Dominion to sue him (really? for a billion dollars?) and screamed about how if people found “nut and bolts in my pillows,” he would show that his pillows contain no pointy metal objects. He added that this would be a better approach than suing his customers.
His hatred for the media, however, was unshakeable.
“Fox, CNN, MSNBC, they’re all the same. They’re all suppressing the truth in this country,” raged Lindell before accusing China of attacking the United States.
“The election was stoled,” he bellowed.
Lindell also promised that Trump will be triumphantly reclaiming the presidency sometime before 2024.
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