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Trump Honors My Pillow Exec For Shifting Production To Facemasks. Media Whine That He Praises Trump, God.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mike Lindell
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On Monday, President Trump lauded various executives who have changed their companies’ agenda to help produce items in the battle against the coronavirus ravaging the United States. One of those executives was Mike Lindell of My Pillow, who has pledged to use his factories to make 50,000 N95 masks a day for healthcare professions to use.

But to the leftist media, the occasion of Trump giving honor to a man repurposing his factories to help in a time of crisis was an opportunity for them to continue their sniping at the president.

Some examples included Vox’s Aaron Rupar, who tweeted, “The My Pillow guy Mike Lindell says this: ‘God gave us grace on November 8, 2016, to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools & 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.'”

CNN executive editor Ram Ramgopal was offended by the idea that Lindell spoke of the Bible; Ramgopal acted as though that was all Lindell was doing, snapping, “In case you were wondering what My Pillow is doing in a time of coronavirus.”

Ali Velshi of MSNBC: “Trump just called the ‘My Pillow’ guy up to the podium in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up.”

Newsweek columnist Seth Abramson: “Dear Trumpists, *this* is why media doesn’t want to cover your God-Emperor’s coronavirus rallies: because the g*ddamned My Pillow CEO was holding forth from the lectern on a day that 500+ Americans died and 20,000+ got sick from the virus the briefing was *intended* to focus on.”

Scott Dworkin, Deputy Director for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the 2012 Democratic National Convention: : “Now Trump is having the My Pillow guy speak. This is absurd. #StopAiring Trump.”

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: “Not a prank. Ok perfect. Everything is fine.”

Sam Stein of the Daily Beast and MSNBC: “I’m a proponent of TV carrying Trump’s presser. But allowing corporations to use them as advertising platforms seems like the exact opposite of news.”

Victoria Brownworth, an author who has also blogged for Huffington Post: “The #my Pillow guy is virulently anti-#LGBTQ and trump just gave him a platform and millions of free advertising from the rose garden at a briefing on the #CoronavirusPandemic. At least @CNN cut away as soon as he took the podium.”

Historian Kevin Kruse: “And now the My Pillow guy is urging us all to return to God and read our Bibles at home, as we realize how amazing Trump’s glorious leadership has been, and no, I am absolutely not kidding, and my God, we are all going to die.”

The critics were promptly bombarded online:

Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro: “If you’re angry at the guy shifting over his factory to produce 50,000 facemasks a day for medical professionals, you’re doing being human wrong. #MyPillow.”

Co-founder of the Federalist Sean Davis: “Media: WHY WON’T TRUMP GIVE MASKS AND VENTILATORS TO DOCTORS AND NURSES!? Trump: This company is now making masks and ventilators. CEO: Here’s what we’re doing to make more masks and ventilators. MEDIA: OMG WHY ARE TRUMP AND THESE EVIL CEOS TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND VENTILATORS!?”

Pundit and author Erick Erickson: “An American small businessman gets invited to the White House to talk about how his company is stepping up to help the crisis and the blue check mark brigade savages him online.”

Erickson added, “Having an Executive Editor of CNN belittling a small businessman whose company is shifting gears to make masks for nurses and doing the belittling by retweeting a partisan hack from Vox is everything wrong with the media right now.”

Author and commentator Dana Loesch: “Right here. Proving these people do not care about those on the front lines of this. This is the point where my patience is gone.” She added, “The same press that bashes American citizens when they dare criticize overtly biased reporting turn to bashing American companies for having the audacity to shift production and make supplies desperately needed by doctors and nurses. WTH with the hate?”

The Hudson Institute’s Rebeccah Heinrichs: “50,000 masks per day for healthcare workers. 75% of his company’s production has been repurposed to help the country.”

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