- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show on Wednesday night.
- They had a 20-minute chat in which Lindell said he hadn’t been home in months amid death threats.
- The two previously exchanged barbs after Kimmel mocked Lindell’s social network, Frank.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell made a much-anticipated appearance on the late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel’s Wednesday-night taping, where he once again doubled down on his voter-fraud claims.
On the episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the pair discussed topics including Lindell’s lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems and his malfunctioning social-media platform, Frank.
“A lot of people didn’t want you to come on this show, liberals and conservatives, told me not to have you on, and they told you don’t go on the show,” Kimmel said. “But I think it’s important that we talk to each other.”
During a nearly 20-minute conversation, Kimmel tried to get to the bottom of why Lindell became an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump and why he continued to claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
“All we need is to look at the machines. If there is nothing to hide, why won’t they let the American people look at them?” Lindell said, parroting his baseless claims that the voting-machine maker Dominion Voting Systems had tampered with votes during the 2020 election.
He added once again that he was going to bring “evidence” of a Chinese cyberattack to the Supreme Court to overturn the election results.
Lindell’s repeated suggestions that a Chinese cyberattack “flipped” the 2020 election and about Dominion’s voting machines have been debunked.
In February, Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Lindell over his voter-fraud conspiracy theories, but Lindell announced on April 19 that he was countersuing Dominion for $1.6 billion.
Kimmel and Lindell also got personal when the host touched on Lindell’s recovery from his addiction to crack cocaine and “paranoia.”
“You’ve been in hiding, and you haven’t been home for a couple of months,” Kimmel said early in the interview, going on to ask whether Lindell was “worried that someone is trying to kill you.”
Lindell replied that he had indeed “received many, many, many threats” and had been staying away from his home in Minnesota because of them. It is unclear whether Lindell has received death threats or who they might be from.
Lindell versus Kimmel
Lindell accepted Kimmel’s invitation to appear on the show after the two publicly exchanged barbs last week. In one of his monologues, Kimmel invited Lindell to come on his show for an in-person interview in bed surrounded by pillows.
“Just me and Mike snuggled up side-by-side in a California king surrounded by sacks of goose feathers,” Kimmel said during last Wednesday’s episode.
The two men have not had the best relationship, particularly after Kimmel made fun of Lindell’s attempt to start a social-media site, Frank, calling it a “world of paranoia and mustache wax” during his April 13 monologue. In the same monologue, Kimmel also poked fun at Lindell’s newly launched MyStore, which the CEO described as a “patriotic” rival to Amazon.
During a 48-hour “Frankathon” to promote his social-media site, Lindell angrily rebuked Kimmel about his comments on the social network’s launch and ranted about Kimmel’s jokes.
“He said I was on drugs and crack cocaine and all that stuff,” Lindell said on his livestream. “He said I’m lucky I have all my teeth. Maybe you’re an addict too, Jimmy.”
There is no evidence that Kimmel has had an addiction, but Lindell has not been shy about his past addiction to crack cocaine.
In response to Lindell’s segment on Frankathon, Kimmel aired snippets of Lindell’s rant during his Monday-night monologue.
“What Mike Lindell doesn’t seem to understand is, I’m his biggest fan,” Kimmel said then. “I have no idea what he’s doing, but I love it.”
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appears on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ – Business Insider