The media has been ready with plaudits for General Electric, Tesla, General Motors, VenTec, and any other company that has stepped up to the plate to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic. But clearly, that praise will not be extended to MyPillow or its CEO, Mike Lindell. Even though Lindell announced Friday that he was devoting 75% of his company’s production efforts to making masks for health workers and American citizens, his close relationship with President Trump means he is to be mocked and scorned for any good work that he might do.
Lindell appeared with the president in the Rose Garden on Monday to talk about the company’s mask production, announcing that MyPillow would produce 50,000 masks a day by the end of the week. Furthermore, he used his time before the nation to give a bit of Christian testimony, asking Americans to turn to God at this time of strife.
We have to imagine if this has been the CEO of Nike or the president of Planned Parenthood, we’d hear nothing but praise and love from the partisan media. But since it’s a Christian supporter of President Trump who dares to advertise his product on Fox News…well, that’s why you get this avalanche of snark from our media betters:
“Trump just called the ‘My Pillow’ guy up to the podium in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up,” tweeted MSNBC’s Ali Velshi.
“American hospitals have refrigerator trucks full of dead bodies parked around back, but sure, let’s all hear from the My Pillow guy,” tweeted the Palmer Report.
“So my Tiger King binge was interrupted by a text saying the CEO of MyPillow is now part of the presidential briefings on COVID19 … please tell me this is a prank,” wrote MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
Of course, we’re not surprised that the media was so extremely unhappy by what Lindell had to say. Praise for God and Trump in the same speech? Oh no, that’s no good.
“I wrote something off the cuff, if I can read this,” Lindell said at the White House. “God gave us grace on Nov. 8, 2016, to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives. A nation had turned its back on God, and I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the ‘Word,’ read our Bibles and spend time with our families. Our president gave us so much hope, where just a few short months ago, we had the best economy, the lowest unemployment, wages going up . . . It was amazing.”
Nope, you can’t have that. That makes you One Of THEM.
By the way, remind us how many face masks Ali Velshi and Joy Reid have made to help Americans through the crisis?