Mike Lindell loses it when confronted with facts in bizarre interview

On Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, Cooper aired an interview between CNN investigative reporter Drew Griffin and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. Lindell has made numerous claims of voter fraud, even claiming to have indisputable evidence that former President Donald Trump won the election, but he has yet to actually provide that evidence. Lindell has claimed to have spent millions in his futile quest to prove the election was fraudulent, leading Griffin to wonder if Lindell is just being scammed.

“You could possibly be the victim of a scam here,” Griffin said. “Well then why don’t you come to the symposium and make $5 million,” Lindell replied. “Are you worried about me? We should give a hug. You’re worried about old Mike? Oh, God bless you.”

But Lindell’s jovial mood was brief.

“We’re worried that what you are doing is mistakenly or deliberately destroying the confidence in the legitimate, elected President of the United States, and fostering real damage to this country,” Griffin said. Lindell furiously denied ever saying anything bad about Democrats or President Biden, and accused Griffin of lying.

Video Transcript

MIKE LINDELL: Donald Trump was going to win anyway.

DREW GRIFFIN: But the paper ballots which were cast--

MIKE LINDELL: Donald Trump was going to win anyway.

DREW GRIFFIN: The paper ballots which were cast--

MIKE LINDELL: You didn't do an audit to match them up.

DREW GRIFFIN: --were audited against the machine count.

MIKE LINDELL: No, they weren't. No, they weren't.

DREW GRIFFIN: In these counties, they were, Mike.

MIKE LINDELL: No, they weren't. No, they weren't. Who told you that?

DREW GRIFFIN: The County officials did.

MIKE LINDELL: Oh, did they tell you that?

- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell sat down for an interview with CNN investigative Reporter Drew Griffin, which aired on Anderson Cooper 360, Thursday. And things quickly went off the rails. Lindell has spent millions in a futile effort to prove the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. Lindell has even gone so far as to offer $5 million to anyone who can prove him wrong, which he did once again with Griffin.

DREW GRIFFIN: You could possibly be the victim of a scam here.

MIKE LINDELL: Well then, why don't you come to the symposium and make $5 million? Are you worried about me? We should give a hug. You're worried about the whole money. Oh, God bless you.

- Lindell has repeatedly claimed that Trump would be reinstated as president without offering proof of how that might happen but took offense when asked if he's working to delegitimize Biden's presidency.

DREW GRIFFIN: --damage to this country.

MIKE LINDELL: I never said anything bad about Biden or the Democrats ever.

DREW GRIFFIN: You have. You have.

MIKE LINDELL: Never. Wrong.

DREW GRIFFIN: You have through this-- through this investigation and this--

MIKE LINDELL: No, I have not. You pull it up. You're lying. No, you're lying.

DREW GRIFFIN: Listen to what I said.

MIKE LINDELL: I said the Democrats warned us. No, you're lying.

- Lindell claims to have proof of fraud in 15 counties, including several in Michigan, ignoring the Republican led Michigan legislature's investigation that found no evidence whatsoever of voter fraud. Griffin visited one of those counties himself and reached out to the others. All 15 counties said there was no voter fraud, but Lindell just isn't buying it.

DREW GRIFFIN: They say, you are mistaken.


DREW GRIFFIN: They think you're wrong. The bottom line is they have paper ballot backups--

MIKE LINDELL: Right, that's good.

DREW GRIFFIN: --that prove that they were not--

MIKE LINDELL: So you guys went and they let you audit there. They let you do a full audit, CNN? You guys did a full audit on 15 counties, huh?

- And despite claiming for months that Trump really won the election without ever producing proof, Lindell says you just have to trust him.

DREW GRIFFIN: People who have watched your video believe what you say.


DREW GRIFFIN: If you're wrong, isn't that very dangerous?

MIKE LINDELL: Butr I-- yes, but I'm not wrong. I've checked it out. I've spent millions. You need to trust me.