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”.