Mike Lindell’s ‘MyPillow’ Hit With At Least $10M In Debt As Trump World Crumbles


Well, it doesn’t sound like it’s going great at MyPillow, whose founder Mike Lindell somehow became one of the most prominent figures promoting lies about the integrity of the last presidential election.

During a recent interview with longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon, Lindell said that his company was forced last year to take out $10 million in loans, evidently across three separate loans, tying the financial needs to the defamation litigation filed over the nonsense about the election from interests like Dominion Voting Systems. In conversation with Bannon, Lindell also specifically complained about the purported impacts to his employees — although staff at Dominion have also faced serious consequences from the only increasingly deranged lies pushed about the company. Staff have faced threats to their safety and lives.

“People have been put into danger,” John Poulos, Dominion’s CEO, told Anderson Cooper in an interview last year. “Their families have been put into danger. Their lives have been upended, and all because of lies. It was a very clear calculation, that they knew they were lies and they were repeating them and endorsing them… My kids still are not allowed to get any package from the front door until we verify that it’s actually from a trusted sender.” He also provided more specifics. “Last Friday, we had an office on lockdown,” Poulos explained to Cooper, discussing the threats. “Two days prior to that, I was on a phone call with one of our employees, who’s a mother of two, very upset and crying. It’s hard to talk about.”

Elsewhere in Trump’s world, other far-right interests have also faced money troubles, whether that’s the reported dismissal of Trump Jr.’s news aggregator from PNC Bank or the investigation from federal prosecutors revealed in reports covering $8 million in loans provided to keep the Trump Media & Technology Group going. That Trump company is the firm behind the ex-president’s knock-off social media site Truth Social, and a planned merger with a so-called blank check company has been majorly delayed amid federal probes. The deal, if ever executed, would substantially boost the funds that the Trump company could access. The loans came in part with the help of a bank registered outside the United States and partly owned by an evident family member of an ally to Vladimir Putin.