WASHINGTON — MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell went wildly off-script during a White House coronavirus task force briefing from the Rose Garden — calling on Americans to read the Bible and find God during quarantine.
The mustachioed friend of President Trump was invited to speak at Monday’s briefing to announce he had joined the effort to produce critically needed face masks, churning out up to 50,000 masks a day by this Friday at one of his converted pillow factories.
But at the end of his remarks, Lindell, who is known for the ubiquitous cable ads for his pillows, asked Trump if he could deliver some “off the cuff” remarks which turned out to be a religious sermon.
“God gave us grace on Nov. 8, 2016 to change the course we were on,” Lindell said, referring to the day Trump won office. “God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God.
“I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families,” he added before touting low unemployment and a roaring economy under Trump.
“With our great president, vice president, the administration and all the great people in this country praying daily, we will get through this and get back to a place that’s stronger and safer than ever,” he finished.