‘Our president gave us so much hope’: MyPillow CEO goes off script at coronavirus briefing

After Lindell said that MyPillow used three-quarters of its manufacturing capacity to make cotton face masks for healthcare providers and explored ways to help businesses recover from the economic standstill caused by the pandemic, Lindell asked if it was in Be okay to read something from him I had written “off the cuff”.

“God gave us the grace to change course on November 8, 2016,” Lindell began, referring to the day Trump was elected president. “Withdrawn from our schools and our lives, a nation had turned its back on God.”

Lindell then gave families who are stuck at home advice based on various socially distant guidelines: “I encourage you to use this time at home to get your word back, read our Bibles, and spend time with our families.”

“Our president has given us so much hope. Where we had the best economy, lowest unemployment and rising wages just a few months ago, it was amazing, ”he continued as Trump stood expressionlessly behind him. “With our great President, Vice President and this government and all the great people in this country praying every day, we will get through this and return to a place that is stronger and safer than ever.”

Trump who has privately nudged Lindell, who ran for the governor of Minnesota in 2022, seemed surprised by the gesture.

“I didn’t know he was going to do that, but he’s a friend of mine and I appreciate that,” said the president, before asking the next CEO, Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk, about manufacturing his company to speak N95 face masks.

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