The CEO of one of the companies that advertises on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show has finally responded to demands from Parkland survivor David Hogg and other liberal activists that he pull all ads from the network.
— Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) April 2, 2018
Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of MyPillow, made it clear in a Monday tweet that he will not be pressured by a boycott.
“I did not take my advertising down from @IngrahamAngle and @FoxNews, nor do I intend to,” Lindell tweeted. He also tagged Fox News host Sean Hannity in the tweet.
The response shouldn’t come as that much of a shock as Lindell reportedly met with President Donald Trump over Easter weekend and the two really got along.
“The President shook my hand and told me, ‘You are doing a great job, Michael.’ He also said he is sleeping great on his MyPillow,” Lindell said of their meeting, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Lindell then told Trump, “People come up to me all the time to tell me what a great job you are doing and that you are in their prayers.”
“It was an honor to be at Mar-a-Lago on Easter weekend,” Lindell added.
Ingraham has been facing intense pressure after Hogg started a boycott after the conservative commentator mocked the liberal activist because he got rejected by several colleges. Since then, Hogg has made it his mission to go after Ingraham’s top advertisers and pressure them into pulling their ads from her show.
However, Fox News released a bold statement on Monday standing by Ingraham and refusing to be “censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”
“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy said in a statement. “We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”