MyPillow CEO Donates Thousands of Pillows to Trucker Convoy in Canada
MyPillow CEO Donates Thousands of Pillows to Trucker Convoy in Canada

By Lorenz Duchamps

Mike Lindell, founder and CEO of MyPillow, is donating thousands of pillows to Canadian truckers protesting COVID-19 mandates and restrictions in Ottawa—as he praised the movement dubbed “Freedom Convoy” for all the work they have done.

“In Canada, they have backed off on some of the mandates,” Lindell said. “The truckers are gaining. It is working … they’re doing it now on the U.S. side. MyPillow’s getting involved. We’re shipping up pillows to all of the truckers.”

“I don’t know if they’ll let us into Canada, but we’re gonna try and get pillows to all of them,” he added. “Our voices are getting out there, and things are getting done to get this—to fight the evil. I mean, it’s just unreal.”

Lindell, an outspoken political activist, has become known for talking about election fraud claims. The American businessman also debuted a documentary that allegedly shows the November 2020 election involved high levels of fraud.

He has faced personal repercussions for his remarks about the election and Twitter also suspended him, citing alleged violations of the company’s civic integrity policy, before permanently banning the account. YouTube and Vimeo, meanwhile, took down his documentary, “Absolute Proof.”

The CEO’s latest donation is not the first time he assisted people in need with his product. Most recently, he sent more than 10,000 pillows to victims of the Kentucky tornado. In 2017, his team also shipped six trucks loaded with about 60,000 pillows to Houston in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Lindell was quoted at the time: “For them, it’s a blessing to be able to … sleep well, or get help to sleep,” he said, adding that “a lot of them don’t have beds, they have to sleep in cars, shelters, etc.”

Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, speaks during a campaign rally held by U.S. President Donald Trump in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Oct. 10, 2019. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

The “Freedom Convoy” started in late January as a demonstration by truckers against the federal government’s requirement for cross-border truck drivers to get vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. The demonstration has since evolved into a large movement joined by people from across Canada to oppose different COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.

Vehicle convoys came to Ottawa on Jan. 29, and many have stayed in the city, with trucks and other vehicles parked by Parliament Hill. Since then, various protest convoys have been set up in different parts of Canada. Protesters in Ottawa say they won’t leave until the government lifts COVID-19 mandates.

Mimi Nguyen Ly contributed to this report.

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