MyPillow Just Laid Off 150 Employees Months After Founder Lauds Trump Economic Policies
MyPillow founder Mike Lindell has been effusive in his praise of Donald Trump‘s economy, and has gone as far as to say Trump was sent by God himself. But the current economy isn’t good enough for Lindell, evidently, from having to lay off 10% of his employees.
According to CBS Minnesota, MyPillow is laying off approximately 150 employees at its Shakopee, MN factories.
Lindell claimed that the launch of a new venture called MyStore forced his hand and necessitated the layoffs.
“I value each and every one of my employees so this is a difficult decision, however this is what is best right now for the future of MyPillow and to prepare for the launch of MyStore.com,” Lindell said in a statement. “Once MyStore is up and running, we anticipate we will be hiring.”
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In a June 2018 op-ed for the Duluth News-Tribune, Lindell — whose MyPillow advertisements are a fixture of the Fox News primetime lineup — wrote that the President’s economic policies were a boon for his company.
“After more than 500 days with Donald Trump as our president — with record-low unemployment and a booming economy — it’s clear, Minnesota, that we can rest easy,” Lindell wrote. “As a proud American business owner, I have seen firsthand the positive changes President Trump’s policies are bringing to our state. Because of the president’s historic tax cuts, I was able to give my employees an immediate across-the-board pay raise to help fuel their lives and advance their careers.”
About two years ago MyPillow was forced to lay off around 140 people.
Barely 6 months after he credited Trump's tax cuts for creating a new economic boom, My Pillow boss Mike Lindell is laying off 150 employees pic.twitter.com/vjQWZ6tyFA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 10, 2019