"MyPillow guy" Mike Lindell is under fire over his latest show of support for President Donald Trump and his effort to overturn the election.
In a now-deleted tweet from Saturday, Lindell — a Minnesota business icon and infomercial personality who's said to be considering a run for governor — called on Trump to declare martial law in seven U.S. states, including Minnesota:
The reason? Each of the seven states is where Lin Wood, an attorney and conspiracy theorist behind the pro-Trump election lawsuits in Georgia, alleges there have been voting regularities caused by ballot-counting machines.
Lindell also slammed the Republican governors of Arizona and Georgia for their refusal to assist Trump, calling them "crooked."
This comes in the wake of a New York Times report that Trump floated the idea of declaring martial law in a recent Oval Office meeting; the Wall Street Journal and CNN also reported that martial law was considered during the meeting, though Trump denied such reports as "fake news":
Lindell, a Minnesota native whose pillow empire is based in Chaska, has become increasingly known for his conservative activism as well as his friendship with President Trump.
He was widely criticized on social media following the martial law tweet, with some noting it may come back to haunt him should he run for Minnesota governor in 2022: