The CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell said on Sunday that he would be showing support for the anti-vaccine mandate truckers who have been protesting in Ottawa, Canada for the past several weeks.
Lindell said he is pledging to send the protesters, who have blocked routes across the United States-Canada border, pillows produced by his company.
“All of our employees are busy making pillows right now for the truckers in Canada. We’re going to try and get them through. I’m not going to say what day or, you know, there will be obstructionists,” said Lindell to the Right Side Broadcasting Network.
“We’re gonna get these brave truckers, and it’s going on around the world now. It’s amazing. We’re winning,” he added, nodding to the Canadian provinces that have recently dropped some mask and vaccine requirements.
Lindell further encouraged truckers to keep up the fight and to not “compromise halfway. No, we want all our freedoms.” Thousands of people participating in the “Freedom Convoy” have blocked several roads in Ottawa since late January in protest over the COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other restrictions, which has contributed to existing supply chain problems in the U.S.
Although Canadian police recently cleared some protesters from the biggest bridge blockade, other protests and stoppages related to the movement continued in other parts of the country.
Lindell is the latest of major conservative voices in the U.S. to cheer on the protesters, including Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity of Fox News, GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, Elon Musk, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, and former President Donald Trump as well as his son, Donald Trump Jr.
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