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CNN's Anderson Cooper accuses MyPillow co-founder Mike Lindell of 'being a snake oil salesman' for promoting new 'miracle cure' for COVID made from poisonous oleandner extract - and asks him 'how do you sleep at night?'

A Minnesota businessman known as the 'MyPillow Guy' has been roasted by CNN host Anderson Cooper for promoting herbal supplement oleandrin as a cure for COVID-19, describing it as 'the miracle of all time'.
Cooper told Mike Lindell, founder of MyPillow and a fervent supporter of Donald Trump, that he was 'a snake oil salesman' and was putting lives at risk. 
'This thing works, and it is the miracle of all time,' Lindell insisted. 
Lindell, a 59-year-old former crack addict and born-again Christian, began selling pillows in 2004 at trade shows. 
Mike Lindell appeared on Anderson Cooper's show on Tuesday afternoon to promote the 'cure'
Mike Lindell appeared on Anderson Cooper's show on Tuesday afternoon to promote the 'cure'
Lindell, 59, is a fanatical supporter of Donald Trump, describing him as the greatest in history
Lindell, 59, is a fanatical supporter of Donald Trump, describing him as the greatest in history

His company, MyPillow, has now sold more than 40 million pillows, according to his website, and Lindell caught the eye of the president; he is now working as campaign chair for Minnesota.
He is also now on the board of the company that sells oleandrin. 
Lindell told Cooper that he received a phone call on Easter Sunday which led him to the 'cure'.
'This guy called me on Easter Sunday and said he has an answer to the virus, so I reached out to my friend Secretary Ben Carson, who is on the taskforce,' said Lindell.
Lindell insisted that oleandrin had been tested on 1,000 people - but, pressed repeatedly by Cooper to provide evidence of the test, was unable to do so.
'You are telling people this cures COVID, and you have nothing to prove it,' said Cooper.
Cooper noted that Dr William Schaffner, professor of infectious diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, had called oleandrin 'quackery' and advised people: 'Do not take it.' 
Lindell, known as the 'MyPillow Guy', is now on the board of the company producing the drug
Lindell, known as the 'MyPillow Guy', is now on the board of the company producing the drug
Cooper repeatedly challenged Lindell to provide any evidence that oleandrin worked
Cooper repeatedly challenged Lindell to provide any evidence that oleandrin worked
Lindell has said Trump was 'enthusiastic' about the extract and wanted the FDA to approve it.
Cooper had begun the highly combative discussion by noting that Lindell not only has no medical or scientific background, but that the pillow manufacturer also has a financial stake in a company that would profit from the supplement being widely sold.
Lindell said he told Minnesota-born Ben Carson, the housing secretary and member of the coronavirus task force, about oleandrin
Lindell said he told Minnesota-born Ben Carson, the housing secretary and member of the coronavirus task force, about oleandrin
'Morally, is that right?' asked Cooper, prompting Lindell to claim that studies have shown the supplement's efficacy and 'the FDA's got them all.'
'Why aren't they publicly out there? Why aren't they peer-reviewed?' Cooper pressed. 
'You have no medical background,' Cooper continued. 
'You are not a scientist. A guy called in April saying he had this product. You are now on the board and going to make money from the sale of this product.
'The reason he reached out to you is because you have the ear of the president and could get a meeting with the president and you stand to make money from it. 
'How do you sleep at night?!'
Lindell replied that 'the media is trying to take away this amazing cure that works for everybody.'
And, pressed on his financial gain from the unproven remedy, he replied: 'No, no - that's your narrative. I don't care about the money. They put me on the board last week, because when this will get approved... I can scale things and get it out to everybody.'
He continued: 'I have a platform God gave me of integrity and trust.'  
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Mike Lindell is pictured speaking at the White House on March 30. He was there again June 7
Mike Lindell is pictured speaking at the White House on March 30. He was there again June 7
Cooper could barely contain his smile as he grilled the manufacturing expert about the drug
Cooper could barely contain his smile as he grilled the manufacturing expert about the drug
Cooper then brought up Lindell's F-rating with the Better Business Bureau and how the MyPillow boss agreed to settle in California for a million dollars over deceptive marketing and false claims about his products.
'That's not a great track record for honesty, sir,' Cooper said.
Lindell, meanwhile, insisted he only had a poor BBB rating and was hit with lawsuits because of his passionate support for Trump.  
Lindell is said to be weighing a political career of his own, with a potential run for Minnesota governor in 2022. 
He has sharply criticized the current governor, Tim Walz, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and their fellow Democrats for their handling of protests following George Floyd’s death that evolved into riots and looting. 
Cooper, however, was relentless in his attack.
'Just in summation, you have to medical background,' Cooper said. 'You have no scientific background at all. You have a financial stake in this company. 
'You don't know - you can't give any details about an alleged study of 1,000 people that you allegedly have read but you remember nothing about it, not one single detail other than 1,000 people.'
'This has not been tested anywhere outside one lab in a test tube. 
'Never been tested in animals, never peer reviewed, studied, published.
'And you have a history of running ads that you have had to make massive settlements for because they were deceptive testimonials.'  
When Cooper called him a 'snake oil salesman' again, Lindell reacted by saying he does 'what Jesus has me do.'
'Jesus wants you promoting remedies that are never tested?' Cooper shot back.
'Ask yourself, why would I ruin my reputation?' Lindell countered.
'Money,' the anchor replied. 'You don't have a great reputation.'

2 comments:

  1. Copper is a disgusting hypocritical faggot. All these questions he nailed Lindell with could easily be asked at Fauci and the head of the WHO. Fauci isn't even a doctor. He doesn't see patients. He's a con man researcher that will gain millions from a vaccine. Hey faggot, why don't you ask Fauci those same questions about the vaccine. Vaccines are the ultimate snake oil. How much money do you think the fag has in his portfolio dedicated to vaccine companies? The only thing Cooper is good at is swallowing jewish cock.

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  2. Cooper is a disgusting hypocritical faggot.

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