Trump endorses MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s plan to melt down Dominion voting machines to make BARS for prison windows as they discuss election fraud theories during 35-minute interview
- Mike Lindell discussed election fraud theories with former President Trump
- In a video released on Tuesday, Lindell called for voting machines to be melted down and used to make bars for prison windows
- ‘That’s very interesting,’ said Trump. ‘That’s a very good idea.’
- The pair spent 35 minutes discussing the outcome of the 2020 election
Former President Trump backed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s idea of melting down voting machines from last year’s election to make bars for prison windows during a Tuesday night interview.
Lindell has been one of the most vocal proponents of conspiracy theories around Trump’s 2020 defeat.
And the pair spent 35 minutes discussing the election in an interview posted to Lindell’s media channel.
Lindell said to Trump, who was dressed in a tuxedo as if on his way to dinner at Mar-a-Lago where the interview was conducted, that anyone who had moved on from the 2020 election was ‘saying that you’re OK’ with the results.
‘I have said we’re going to melt down machines and use them into prison bars,’ said Lindell.
Trump replied: ‘That’s very interesting. That’s a very good idea.’
‘I have said we’re going to melt down machines and use them into prison bars,’ said Mike Lindell to former President Trump’s approval during a 35-minute interview at Mar-a-Lago
Lindell has emerged as one of Trump’s most loyal public advocates
Lindell is being sued for $1.3 billion by Dominion Voting Systems over his repeated claims that its voting machines were somehow to blame for election fraud
Lindell has previously suggested the machines be used to make bars or prison trays.
He is being sued for $1.3 billion by Dominion Voting Systems over his repeated claims that its voting machines were somehow to blame for election fraud.
The 60-year-old businessman is one of several Trump allies being sued, including Rudy Giuliani.
Lindell has pushed other theories, including that the result would be overturned and the former president would be reinstated in August.
Both men have so far failed to accept that Joe Biden and the Democrats won last year’s vote fairly.
‘I want to say, back to the election in 2020, I want to thank you, and everyone does, for standing firm on that,’ said Lindell.
‘You’ve given strength to millions of people.’
He said he was planning a 96-hour livestream over Thanksgiving to help ‘save our country.’
The video features a promo code for viewers to save up to 66 percent on MyPillow products.
Trump used the occasion to revisit his familiar complaints.
‘Well, all you have to do is take a look at some of the reports that have come out since all of that,’ he said. ‘These elections were incredibly dishonest.’
His words will resonate with a big chunk of Republican voters.
Almost one in three still believe that former President Donald Trump will be reinstated before the end of the year, according to a poll published this week.
An Economist/YouGov poll found almost a third of Republicans believe Donald Trump will be reinstated as president before the year is out. That is an increase on the 22 percent last month
The Economist/YouGov poll was conducted between November 6 and 9 and surveyed 1,500 Americans and found that 28 percent of respondents thought it likely or very likely that Trump would return to power before the year was out.
That is an increase from 22 percent the month before.
It suggests that far from fizzling out, the ‘big lie’ that Trump was unfairly robbed of election victory and will be returned to the White House is gaining strength.
Some 13 percent of Republican respondents said it was ‘very like’ Trump will be reinstated with 15 percent saying it was ‘somewhat likely.’
Overall, just 16 percent of respondents said they thought he would return by the end of 2021.
Trump himself reportedly told close allies during the summer that he would be restored to power this year as he fought a string of ill-fated legal battles to overturn the result.