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MyPillow's Mike Lindell asked about governor run on Kimmel: 'I wouldn't run for dogcatcher right now'

The pillow maker was asked about a potential run for governor of Minnesota.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he isn't currently planning to run for governor of Minnesota, though his comment came with a stipulation. 

Appearing as a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the Minnesota-based pillow maker indicated that he won't run for governor unless he can trust voting machines, repeating a discredited claim he has made several times regarding the machines, which has been one aspect of the wider "Big Lie" claims pushed by former President Trump, among others, following his election loss to now President Biden.

"I wouldn't run to be a dogcatcher right now if those machines are still in," Lindell responded when Kimmel asked if he's going to run for governor. 

Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit against MyPillow and Lindell earlier this year, alleging Lindell knowingly spread false claims about the voting system in order to sell more pillows.

MyPillow responded with a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion, claiming it's doing so to protect free speech and rectify the harms MyPillow has suffered from Dominion's lawsuit.

The rest of the 18-minute conversation featured Kimmel grilling Lindell about his conspiracy theory, wondering aloud if Lindell's past drug use and paranoia is playing a role in his theory.

"I believe that you are sincere. I also think there's something going on from the crack or something," said Kimmel, referencing Lindell's past drug use. 

You can watch the full segment here

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