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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell fires back at Jim Acosta, mainstream media for mocking him and God

'I'm appalled by the journalists that I see there'

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is firing back at critics after the mainstream media mocked him for appearing at President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force briefing on Monday.

Lindell announced with the president that his company has committed to producing 50,000 masks per day, along with a host of other essential items during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dozens of prominent Democrats and media figures bashed Lindell, who pleaded with America to turn toward God during the crisis.

For example, MSNBC host Chris Hayes opined the daily briefings are "bad for the country" because Trump gave Lindell a platform to mention God, and CNN reporter Jim Acosta characterized Lindell's appearance as a "PR stunt."

Speaking with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Tuesday, Lindell responded to the criticism.

"I'll tell you what, I heard Jim Acosta attack me too, and he was 10 feet from me in the Rose Garden," Lindell said. "This is just evil, Lou. This is evil."

"I'm appalled by the journalists that I see there," Lindell added. "I used to think that, they are not really that evil. Well, yes, they are."

Not every media figure was critical of Lindell's appearance. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, for example, praised Lindell and his company's ability to produce critical medical supplies.

"I'm not making 50,000 masks. If I had the capability of making 50,000 masks, I'd like to make 50,000 masks. I can't. That guy can. I salute him," Scarborough said Tuesday.

Editorial note: In the interest of full disclosure, MyPillow is a current advertiser on a program that appears on BlazeTV.

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