- Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, pledged to send pillows to truckers in the Canadian protests.
- The Canadian trucker protests over COVID-19 vaccine mandates have caused massive traffic jams across major trade routes.
- The convoy has garnered right-wing support, and some are discussing staging similar protests in the US.
Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, pledged to send pillows to the truckers in the Canadian trucker convoy that has blocked major arteries across the US-Canada border.
“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,” Lindell told 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,” Lindell, said about the “Freedom Convoy,” a group of truckers who have blocked roads in Canada’s capital Ottawa since late January to protest against the country’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. He pointed to Canadian provinces that have pulled back their COVID mandates amid the protest.
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The trucker blockade has exacerbated supply chain issues, including a shortage of fruits and vegetables at small grocery stores that import from the US.
While US business groups have called on the Canadian government to quickly resolve the protest, the trucker convoy has garnered right-wing support in the US. Fox News applauded the trucker-led protest and Jesse Powell, CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, who is one of the thousands of donors supporting the protestors.
“I encourage all the truckers don’t give up and say ‘Okay, we’ll compromise halfway.’ No. We want all our freedoms,” Lindell said.