MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is showing his support for trucker anti-vaccine protesters in Ottawa who have blocked major roads across the Canada-US border – by pledging to send them pillows en masse.
“All of our employees are currently busy making pillows for truckers in Canada. We will try to pass them on. I’m not going to say what day or, you know, there will be filibusters,” Lindell, a loyal Trump follower, told the Right side broadcast network the Saturday.
“We’re going to have these brave truckers, and it’s happening all over the world now. It’s incredible. We are winning,” he added, celebrating that some Canadian provinces had recently withdrawn mandates for masks and vaccines.
He encouraged truckers not to give up or “compromise halfway”. No, we want all our freedoms.
Thousands of so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers have blocked roads in Ottawa since late January to protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccination mandates, exacerbating supply chain problems in the United States .
On Sunday, Canadian police cleared protesters from the largest bridge blockade, at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ont., but other protests and blockades associated with the movement in other parts of the country continued.
Lindell is the latest in a string of major conservative figures in the United States to champion the cause of truckers, including Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, Elon MuskRep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and former President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr..
Lindell faces multiple major legal challenges over his persistent dissemination of disinformation about the 2020 election. Last month, voting machine company Smartmatic filed a libel suit against him, alleging he intentionally fabricated voter fraud lies and fueled divisions to sell his pillows.