Mike Lindell hitched his wagon to the wrong star and it has cost him dearly. This latest move is the industrial version of having a garage sale, except if somebody headed towards the financial cliff said to you, “I’m having a garage sale,” your response to them probably would be, “Why don’t you stop your insane spending first?” In Mike Lindell’s case, he’s supposedly spent $40 million in the utterly misguided and futile effort to overturn the 2020 election.
In the process of buying into election denialism, Lindell has reportedly lost $100 million in revenue and that’s a lot of beans. He’s also squandered $5 million, by promising it to anybody who could debunk his technical theories of election fraud. A software forensics expert did just that and is looking to collect and a court has ordered that Lindell has to pay him.
Evidently, the coffers are a bit low and so Lindell has decided to sell a few things. Anybody here need a forklift? Industrial sewing machine? Fabric spreader? Desk and chairs? Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Founder and CEO Mike Lindell said MyPillow has experienced a loss in revenue and the items are no longer needed as the company consolidates its operations.
Major retailers such as Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Slumberland Furniture all said they will no longer sell MyPillow products as Lindell continues to falsely claim that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.
“It was a massive, massive cancellation,” Lindell said in a phone interview Monday. “We lost $100 million from attacks by the box stores, the shopping networks, the shopping channels, all of them did cancel culture on us.”
The auction does not appear related to the $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit targeting both Lindell and MyPillow, which is ongoing in federal court.
Oh, man, I almost forgot about Dominion. They better move fast, because at the rate Lindell is going, he’s not going to have anything left to pay their judgment. Maybe some office supplies. Wait a minute, what about the jet? Anybody know what happened to the private jet?
Lindell said the company is subleasing some of its manufacturing space in Shakopee because the packaging for direct sales is different than what it needed when working with big retailers.
“We kind of needed a building and a half, but now with these moves we’re making, we can get it down to our one building,” he said.
“If the box stores ever came back we could have it if we needed it, but we don’t need that,” he added. “It affected a lot of things when you lose that big of a chunk [of revenue].”
Maybe we should send Mike a copy of Rick Wilson’s book, Everything Trump Touches Dies. Not that it would sink in, but who knows? Maybe Mike would have “a moment of clarity” like the one he had when he decided to give up crack, and realize that crack was a picnic in the park compared to the toxicity of Donald Trump.
Seriously, I hope this happens. Then Lindell could form Trump Anonymous, a 12-step program for MAGAs, and lead them through deprogramming and to recovery. I really hope this happens. Not holding my breath, but I can always hope. And if it does happen, it wouldn’t be one iota weirder than anything we’ve seen up to now.