Mike Lindell, CEO of “MyPillow” and one of President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters, is under fire over his latest show of support for President Donal Trump and his effort to overturn the election.
In a now-deleted tweet from Saturday, Lindell called on Trump to declare martial law in seven U.S. states. The tweet was in response to attorney Lin Wood’s calls for a military and government-led crackdown in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Biden won all seven of these states, pushing him far beyond the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the November election.
Lindell claimed that if Trump declares martial law in those seven states, his campaign allies could take control of the state’s ballots and, apparently, overturn the results of the U.S. presidential election in Trump’s favor.
This comes in the wake of a New York Times report that Trump floated the idea of declaring martial law in a recent Oval Office meeting; the Wall Street Journal and CNN also reported that martial law was considered during the meeting.
Lindell’s increasingly fanatical support of Trump prompted him to say he’s the “greatest president” in U.S. history at a rally earlier this year, as well as demanding Trump “put people in prison” over his election loss. Lindell has joined Trump in badgering Republican lawmakers in several states where the two baselessly said there was voter fraud.
In his tweet, Lindell slammed the Republican governors of Arizona and Georgia for their refusal to assist Trump, calling them “crooked.”
Mike Lindell is openly *begging* for Trump to “please impose martial law in” Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/FGrg1hmWGB
— Erin Maye Quade (@ErinMayeQuade) December 20, 2020