MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a professing Christian who established his company after overcoming drug addiction, prescribed something for the nation during Monday’s daily White House coronavirus task force press briefing that reporters probably weren’t expecting: Bible reading.
During the briefing in the Rose Garden, President Trump invited and acknowledged a number of CEOs whose companies are helping contribute supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.
Lauding the group of CEOs, Trump told the press: “Joining us this afternoon are CEOs of the great American companies that are fulfilling their patriotic duty by producing or donating medical equipment to help meet our most urgent needs. What they’re doing is incredible.”
The companies represented were Honeywell, Jockey International, Procter & Gamble, United Technologies Corporation and MyPillow.
When his turn to speak came, Lindell told how his company has designated 75% of its production to making cotton face masks for health care workers. Then unscripted, he praised the president’s performance and added, “I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word. Read our Bibles and spend time with our families.”
Lindell explained how his company has “established an internal task force, which is monitoring future needs of companies across the country as a result of this pandemic.”
MyPillow workers are making around 10,000 masks a day, but aim to increase that number to 50,000 a day.
Earlier, Franklin Graham posted on Facebook: “I appreciate all those who are stepping up to the fight against the coronavirus. We see a lot of great companies that are adapting their manufacturing to help meet the shortages of medical equipment and supplies. I read that GM, Ford and Tesla had switched their production to making ventilators. Another one is Mike Lindell’s MyPillow manufacturing which is switching 75% of their production to now be making cotton face masks for health care workers. … Mike’s life is a testimony to the transforming power of Jesus Christ—he was a drug addict. After he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, God totally took away his desire for drugs. Now he is an outspoken and bold Christian. What a great testimony! I’m thankful for all of the companies and individuals across this country that are pulling together and doing their part in this battle.”
Above: My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington.
Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon