Mike Lindell cries ‘they're attacking us’ after fake Trump prank call, Internet mocks him: ‘Odd that he’s gullible’
When hosting a two-day 'Frankathon' to promote his new social media platform, Frank, as the MyPillow CEO took live calls during a telethon, Lindell was duped by a prank caller pretending to be Trump. 'They're hacking into our phones,' cried Lindell
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was brutally trolled as he was trying to promote his new social media platform, Frank. People calling in actually did not mince their words as they used expletives after reeling Lindell in to talk to them. One such caller pretended to be former President Donald Trump sending Lindell into a fanboy moment only to burst his bubble seconds later.
When hosting a two-day 'Frankathon' to promote his new social media platform, Frank, as he took live calls during a telethon, Lindell was duped by a prank caller pretending to be Trump.
As he was taking calls during the telethon to raise money for the site, Lindell cut to a caller who claimed that she had Donald Trump on the line for him. "Breaking news here, with a guest," the show's host announced, as Lindell excitedly greeted the caller "Hello?"
"Hello everyone," the voice sounding like the former president greeted. "Oh, we have the president here, our real president, everyone," Lindell beamed. "Hello, Mr President?"
But unfortunately for Lindell and all those watching the 'Frankathon', it was not really Donald Trump. Instead, the prank caller started to shout expletives. The caller exclaimed, "Macronshow.com b--hes, Macronshow.com!!", the advertisement for a British prank call show, and Lindell immediately moved to cut the call
“You see what they're doing. They're attacking us,” Lindell said after the incident. "They're hacking into our phones."
You can watch the exchange below:
Mike Lindell was just duped into thinking Trump was calling into the program. pic.twitter.com/VUMy1etNA3— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) April 19, 2021
Twitter users had a field day, especially critics of Lindell and his friendship/association with Donald Trump, as they took to the social media site to share jokes.
"If watching Mike Lindell get phone pranked makes you belly laugh, we should be friends," a user tweeted. Others couldn't help but mock Lindell's association with conspiracy theories. "He even turns this into a conspiracy. 'THEY' are always attacking him!" one said. "So odd to think the Mike Lindell would be gullible enough to quickly believe something that turned out not to be true," another mocked him.
If watching Mike Lindell get phone pranked makes you belly laugh, we should be friends— PoppaBear (@APoppaBear) April 19, 2021
So odd to think the Mike Lindell would be gullible enough to quickly believe something that turned out not to be true . . .— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 19, 2021
He even turns this into a conspiracy. "THEY" are always attacking him!— Teri (@WomenInTheBurbs) April 19, 2021
If one recalls correctly, Lindell has been one of the most vocal supporters of Donald Trump's 2020 election conspiracy theories -- that the election was stolen from the Republicans and about false claims of electoral fraud.
Last week, after being banned from Twitter for spreading conspiracy theories about last year's elections, Lindell announced plans to create Frank. He said that he has been working on the site for four years.
At the moment, Lindell is currently embroiled in quite the legal war. In February, he was sued by Dominion Voting Systems for defamation for spreading baseless claims that its machines were used to help President Joe Biden win the November election.
In retaliation, on Monday, April 19, his company filed a lawsuit that seeks $1.6 billion from Dominion Voting Systems Inc. saying that the company is trying to “silence debate.”