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Jimmy Kimmel challenges MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell over conspiracy theories: ‘I feel like you are maybe self-destructive’

Lindell has pushed debunked election fraud conspiracies

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Thursday 29 April 2021 18:44

Jimmy Kimmel interviewed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on his late show on Wednesday, quizzing him about the conspiracy theories he has promoted.

Lindell has pushed debunked claims about the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden. He and MyPillow has been sued for $1.3bn (£932m) by Dominion Voting Systems, which alleges it has been defamed by false information about its voting machines.

During his exchange with Lindell, Kimmel challenged him, asking at one point: “Do you ever think it’s weird, objectively looking at yourself, and going: ‘Why is it that the only person in the country who has this evidence [which Lindell claims he has] is the guy who sells pillows on cable?’”

Kimmel added: “Why would you think that you have broken this code, of all people? ... I worry about you. I feel like you are maybe self-destructive. You have lost everything repeatedly, so many times in your life. ... I feel like you’re going to be out dressed as Spider-Man on Hollywood Boulevard at the end of this whole thing.”

Earlier during the show, Kimmel acknowledged that not everyone agreed with his decision to have Lindell as a guest on his show.

“A lot of people did not want you to come on this show,” he said. “Liberals and conservatives. Everybody told me [not to] have you on the show. And they told you, ‘Don’t go on the show. But I think it’s important that we talk to each other.”

Kimmel also made it clear to Lindell that he “[doesn’t] think there’s any validity to any of this stuff that [Lindell is] saying”.