Several American retailers have reportedly dropped MyPillow products from their shelves after company CEO Mike Lindell, a top supporter of former President Donald Trump, characterized the Jan. 6 riot inside the U.S. Capitol as “very peaceful” and claimed the siege was committed by “undercover antifa that dressed as Trump people.”
In a video posted to his Parler account before the conservative social media platform was removed from the internet, Lindell said Trump “will be our president for the next four years.” The claim came just days before President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
In a statement released Tuesday, Bed Bath & Beyond announced it had made the decision to stop selling MyPillow products as part of a purge of a “number of underperforming items and brands,” according to CNN.
Lindell told KARE-TV his MyPillow products have also been pulled from Kohl’s, HEB Stores, the Canadian Shopping Channel, and Wayfair.
The move by retailers came after Dominion Voting Systems — one of the largest election equipment manufacturers in the country — sent a letter to the MyPillow CEO, threatening legal action if he did not retract his claims about the company’s equipment and his assertion that Dominion participated in systemic election fraud intended to “steal” the presidency from Trump.
“Your smear campaign against Dominion has been relentless, and you have leveraged your significant social media following to inflict the maximum amount of damage to Dominion’s good name and business operations,” read a Jan. 8 letter from Dominion, NBC News reported.
The company went on to assert Lindell has “failed to identify a scintilla of credible evidence that even suggests that Dominion is somehow involved in a global conspiracy to harvest millions of votes in favor of President-elect Biden. Of course, this is because no such evidence exists.”
Lindell, for his part, is sticking with his claim of widespread voter fraud.
As recently as Friday, the MyPillow founder tweeted out what he claimed to be “one page of hundreds that prove President Trump got around 79 [million] votes to 68 [million] for Biden,” adding, “Everyone should want the truth.”