I addition to his pillow, his donation may also help him sleep at night. The inventor of the “My Pillow,” Mike Lindell, is investing $1 million into the pro-life film “Unplanned.”
“I’m pro-life and I’m happy to do it,” he was quoted by the The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 23 as saying.
The movie “Unplanned” is a real-life drama surrounding Planned Parenthood.
The $1 million investment is one-sixth of the entire production budget of “Unplanned,” which is being made by the same people who created “God’s Not Dead” and “I Can Only Imagine.”
“I don’t get into things for the money; I get into them if the message is right,” Lindell told the Reporter.
Lindell faced attacks from the left when he did not pull his ads from Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News after she made comments about the individuals behind the anti-gun movement after the Parkland High School Shooting.
“I did not take my advertising down from @IngrahamAngle and @FoxNews, nor do I intend to,” he tweeted in April of this year.
“When they tell me to back down, I double down, and my sales go up,” Lindell added to the Hollywood Reporter, adding that he handed out 10,000 MyPillows to victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida several weeks ago.
In early November, he told CNN that he had a dream shortly before Donald Trump declared his presidency. “I actually had a dream that I would meet Donald Trump in an office, and then all of a sudden he ran for president,” Lindell told the network. “I didn’t know why and then he came down that (escalator), he’s running for president.”
His actions were a bold statement, say some, in an era of politically correct speech when any misquote, misstep or joke is likely to cost you your job if you are a conservative public or entertainment figure.
About a year later, he met with Trump and spoke about made-in-America products.
When Trump visited Missouri last month, Lindell was on the first row of the Columbia rally, cheering along with the general public.
“I just believed in Donald Trump so much after that meeting with him … He has a heart that cares. And maybe people don’t see that out there when he’s on TV and stuff, because he’s such a fighter and wants to win and wants to help this country so bad and help people,” Lindell was quoted by CNN as saying. “They went out and bought their own pillows,” Lindell told CNN. Trump also told him he recently “went out and bought some more pillows,” according to him.
Trump also said he and First Lady Melania Trump sleep on his pillows.
“You ever see this guy with the pillows on Fox? MyPillow guy, Mike Lindell, where is Mike? He is the greatest,” Trump said. “First of all, he does make a great product, great pillows. I actually use them. He’s been a supporter from Day 1.”
Lindell has been to several other Trump rallies in addition to Missouri, including in Texas, North Dakota, Minnesota, and other places. In Rochester, Minnesota, he spoke to the crowd on stage.
“Because they trust me. I do my due diligence,” he added. “When I put my credibility behind someone, or anything—even if it’s a product,” he said. “To me, it has to help people. I would ruin my credibility if I put my stamp of approval of anything I didn’t do my due diligence on.”