My Pillow CEO Bucks Hogg Boycott, Stands With Laura Ingraham
At least one major advertiser is sticking with “The Ingraham Angle.”
Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of My Pillow, tweeted Monday that he has no intention of pulling his company’s advertising from embattled host Laura Ingraham’s show.
— Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) April 2, 2018
“I did not take my advertising down from @IngrahamAngle and @FoxNews, nor do I intend to. @seanhannity,” tweeted Lindell.
The announcement comes as multiple sponsors have pulled their advertising from Ingraham’s show at the behest of Parkland survivor David Hogg, who seemingly wants her to lose her show over a tweet.
Lindell famously created My Pillow after a dream he had in 2004. At the time, he was broke and addicted to crack cocaine. Since then, he’s built the company into a multi-million dollar empire fueled in no small part by infomercials and television advertising.
He was also an early supporter of then-candidate Trump, and has made a business practice of using suppliers based in the United States.
“And I’m very proud that every part, even the cotton is grown in the USA,” Lindell told President Trump and a group of business leaders last July when they visited the White House.
“I actually bought a couple of pillows and they’re very good,” Trump said back in July.
More recently, Lindell was at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Easter weekend as a member’s guest when Trump reportedly stopped by their table, according to the New York Daily News.
“The president shook my hand and told me, ‘You are doing a great job, Michael.’ He also said he is sleeping great on his MyPillow,” Lindell told the Daily News. “I told him, ‘People come up to me all the time to tell me what a great job you are doing and that you are in their prayers. It was an honor to be at Mar-a-Lago on Easter weekend.”