“Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update segment included a spoof of My Pillow founder Mike Lindell.
The spoof featured a blue shirt-clad Beck Bennett appearing as Lindell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump who was banned from Twitter last week for what the social media network called “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy.
‘SNL’ comedian Colin Jost began the skit by asking Lindell about repeated claims that the November 2020 election was fraudulent, a narrative that incited pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
“Well, hold on there, Buck-o,” Bennett’s Lindell replied indignantly. “I didn’t inspire no insurrection, nobody! I’m just a normal American ex-crack addict turned pillow CEO and adviser to a former president.”
When asked about claims that Lindell brought documents about “martial law” to Trump at the White House, Lindell called it a “standard pillow meeting.”
“I suggested the military overthrow the government,” he said. “If that’s not democracy, I don’t know what is.”
“Dude, Dominion is threatening to sue you, and now Kohl’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond, they’re pulling MyPillow from the stores. Doesn’t that bother you?” asked Jost. (RELATED: ‘I’m Not Going To Be Erased’: MyPillow CEO Says Big Tech Won’t Destroy His Life And Business)
“Not at all, Colin, because you can always buy my book,” Lindell replied before reading a passage from his autobiography.