The man was just being sincere.
At the Monday White House coronavirus briefing, President Trump asked Mike Lindell, the founder of “My Pillow,” to the podium because he has patriotically switched his business to producing cotton face masks. His production line has ramped up from 10,000 to 50,000 per day.
These masks are vital equipment for healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis. The president wanted to recognize his achievement.
Lindell said, “God gave us grace on November 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. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word. Read our Bible and spend time with our families.”
That was a sincere, respectful, and pious message that most Americans can appreciate. But not the jaded mainstream media. Their tweets were fast and witless. “Trump just called the ‘My Pillow’ guy up to the podium in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up,” said MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi.
“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski put out, “Is that the my pillow guy?? Do I need to turn the volume up. I was waiting for the doctors.”
Not to be outsnarked, “The ‘My Pillow Guy’ was at the Corona Virus briefing today? Boy oh boy, do we need SNL this Saturday. If this had been a SNL skit we would have thought it was fake, right? You can’t make this s— up. Who is going to play the ‘my pillow guy’?” Miami Herald bad comedienne Julie Brown opined.
“Well, imagine my relief that the My Pillow guy is on the job,” said pundit Tom Nichols.
“Trump now has the guy from My Pillow doing a campaign commercial for Trump’s 2020 campaign in the middle of a press conference about a deadly virus. How can any real news network air this BS?! #StopAiringTrump” said CNN‘s Dean Obeidallah, who nobody has ever heard of.
The press thinks this is funny. Most others just find them pathetic.