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Who is Mike Lindell, controversial MyPillow CEO and Trump ally?

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  • MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, a major Trump supporter and donor, has formed a close allyship with the president since the entreprenuer was first tapped for an event promoting American manufacturers.
  • Earlier this week, the MyPillow CEO has recently been embroiled in controversy with regards to his support for an unproven coronavirus “cure,” the botanical extract oleandrin.
  • Lindell sits on the board of Phoenix Biotechnology, the company developing the product and has a financial stake in Phoenix, thus benefiting from potential sales of the product.
  • Here’s how the entrepreneur used his connections with the president to push for FDA approval of the unproven coronavirus treatment.
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Founder and CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell, otherwise known as the “MyPillow guy,” was first tapped by President Donald Trump in the early days of his presidency to exemplify American entrepreneurship.

A major Trump donor and Fox News advertiser, Lindell formed a close allyship with the president, with Trump referring to Lindell as a “friend” and called his company’s sales “unbelievable.”

The MyPillow CEO, who does not have a science or medicine background, has recently been embroiled in controversy with regards to his support for an unproven coronavirus “cure,” the botanical extract oleandrin — derived from the oleander plant which is toxic to humans when consumed raw. There is no known cure for the novel coronavirus.

Lindell sits on the board of Phoenix Biotechnology, the company developing the product, and has a financial stake in Phoenix and would benefit from potential sales of the product.

Here’s how the entrepreneur used his connections with the president to push for FDA approval of the unproven coronavirus treatment:

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