Will Mike Lindell run for office? MyPillow CEO claims Donald Trump 'was the best President in history'
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell could be running for office as the Governor of Minnesota in a hope that former President Donald Trump will endorse him for the GOP nomination. Lindell is still trying to convince everyone of the baseless claim that the presidential election was reportedly stolen from Trump. His alleged decision to press on argument has had no success in court and has even taken a toll on his business, raising new doubts about his political career.
Before Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th US President, several of Trump's allies stood by him as he tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Even Lindell went to the White House to reportedly persuade Trump to keep pushing controversial claims about the election. Nothing materialized from those bogus claims of sabotaged voting machines. But he believes that Trump has allegedly promised him an endorsement. He told Associated Press that Trump told him, “Mike if you did it, I would get behind you.”
During the 2020 presidential race, Trump lost Virginia by 10 percentage points, and despite spending millions in Minnesota, Trump’s election campaign failed miserably as suburban voters rejected his administration.
“The Republican brand has become toxic in the eyes of too many young people, formerly supportive suburbanites, women, and diverse voters. We do not need to guess how a general election campaign will go here for any candidate viewed mostly as a Trump proxy. Trump lost here twice, and it was not even close the second time,” said former governor Tim Pawlenty.
Mike Lindell as governor
After four years of Trump’s leadership, there is hardly an active Republican who has not aligned with Trump’s administration. As per reports, the list of Republicans who are considered for the campaign in Minnesota includes Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, who was against the lockdown orders and Covid-19 precautions; Sen. Scott Jensen, who alleged that the Covid-19 death toll is being inflated; Matt Birk, a religious person who previously declared that he would not be taking the coronavirus vaccination; and Rep. Pete Stauber, who backed Trump to overturn the election results. That being said, Lindell is one of those Republicans who may be leading the race due to his active presence on the television.
Most Americans remember Lindell for his late-night infomercials where he sold pillows. The millionaire business mogul was recently in the news for hiring celebrity attorney Charles Harder in his ongoing case against a media outlet that talked about his alleged relationship with ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ star Jane Krakowski. His ‘Lindell Recovery Network’ has also helped many Americans who have struggled with drug addiction. Lindell himself had suggested that he reportedly was a warm-up speaker at more than 60 Trump campaign rallies and has helped the former President in getting shout-outs from the public. Lindell believes that Trump’s support would come in extremely handy if he decides to run for the GOP nomination. “Of course, it would help. Why wouldn’t it help? The guy was the best President in history,” said Lindell.
If the Republican Party decides to bring Lindell forward if he decides to run for office, then as per the former Republican operative Michael Brodkorb, it would not go down with the party’s future. “It bends any political logic that Mike Lindell is going to be any key to helping Republicans solve that puzzle. He has done everything since the election to perpetuate what we now know are dangerous statements,” said Brodkorb.