MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he is ‘disgusted’ by 2 banks he says are cutting ties with him over ‘cancel culture’ after his phone records were subpoenaed by the Board of Trustees January 6
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Mike Lindell claims two of his backers want him to “leave their bank”.
MyPillow’s CEO shared recordings of a phone call with a bank representative to Insider.
He also told Insider that they should “throw him out” and that he won’t be shutting down voluntarily.
Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of MyPillow, told Insider on Friday that two financial institutions told him to “leave their bank.”
Lindell said Minnesota Bank & Trust and Heartland Financial USA told him they no longer wanted to do business with him.
Lindell is one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters; he recently told Insider that he has already spent $25 million pushing Trump’s baseless voter fraud allegations.
Earlier this month, the Jan. 6 House Select Committee subpoenaed the pillow CEO’s phone records regarding his ties to the former president.
According to Lindell, this raised concerns at Minnesota Bank & Trust.
“But what if someone came in and said, ‘You know what, we’re going to subpoena all of their account records, and this and that,’ and we make the news?” a man Lindell identified as Tom Cardle, senior vice president of Minnesota Bank & Trust, said in recordings obtained by Insider.
Cardle also called the bank’s ongoing relationship with Lindell a “reputational risk.”
Cardle did not respond to Insider’s multiple requests for comment on whether he was in the tapings. However, Insider has independently verified that the phone number is linked to a desk line associated with Cardle.
“What happens with the accounts is between the bankers and their customers. Decisions about bank accounts will be left to the account holders,” a Minnesota Bank & Trust representative told Insider when reached for comment. Friday.
“These guys have an agenda, there’s something wrong, otherwise they would have done something before,” Lindell told Insider on Friday, answering the call. “They would have done something last year or a year ago. Like January 9, when I was in the White House, running around with papers from a lawyer that said ‘martial law’, they would have done that .”
Lindell was actually photographed at the White House carrying martial law notes on January 15.
“Why did they wait until now?” He continued. “There’s something behind this, and we can’t let everyone unbank in our country.”
Lindell added that he believed the Banks wanting to end their relationship with him was about the “First Amendment”, putting forward a theory that “somebody got them”.
“[The banks] never had a problem with the cyber symposium. They didn’t have a problem last year when all the box stores canceled me,” Lindell said, referring to his 72-hour cyber symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Costco and other retailers who pulled MyPillow products from their shelves.” Isn’t that weird? You know, give me a break. These guys are disgusting.”
The pillow manager said he had no intention of complying with the bank’s pleas for him to close the accounts.
“I’m not closing my accounts. They’re going to have to kick me out,” Lindell told Insider, adding that he believes banks are taking these actions because of the “cancellation culture.”
Representatives for Heartland Financial USA did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
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