On Monday, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced at a White House press briefing that his company would begin making 50,000 medical face masks a day to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
He eventually went a bit off-script during his remarks, pointing Americans back to God as a refuge in this time of crisis — and the media wasn’t very fond of that move.
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta attacked Lindell’s appearance as nothing more than shameless “PR stunt” for his company and President Donald Trump.
Media: @Acosta in a recap with @wolfblitzer: "These briefings could be better designed. @realDonaldTrump could come out, say a few words – not have these PR stunts like Mr. Pillow coming out and getting a plug for his company – and let us hear more from Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci." pic.twitter.com/JVQLvakPGE
— Porter Anderson (@Porter_Anderson) March 30, 2020
But Lindell doubled down on his comments, saying he’s glad people are unifying despite the “evil media.”
“This isn’t a political thing,” Lindell said Tuesday on Fox Business. “We’ve gotta get back to God and pray. … I’m so thankful everybody from all walks of life and all sides of the political aisle did get behind it against this, this evil media that’s out there. … I don’t even know why they do that. I can’t explain it. I don’t know Jim Acosta. I’ve never met him before.”
This is another reason the mainstream media’s approval ratings have plummeted in the last few weeks, as pundits and reporters attack an individual who believes in God during a time of crisis and is dedicating massive resources to ensure the protection of our doctors and nurses on the front lines.
There are over 160,000 people confirmed to have COVID-19 and people need help today — that’s what Lindell is trying to do in mass producing medical equipment.