MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell suggests 'divine appointments' were responsible for him connecting with former president Trump

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  • Mike Lindell used a recent appearance to discuss how he met the former president for the first time.

  • He said a prophet told him the pair would become great friends.

  • Lindell also said the same prophet told him that he would help change the course of history.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has claimed his encounter with former President Donald Trump back in 2016 came about through "divine appointments."

Newsweek reported that at the Health and Freedom Conference in Tampa, Florida, Lindell said: "Divine things started happening to me. I was picked out of 12 people to pray with [former 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Trump's former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development] Ben Carson in a room at the National Prayer Breakfast."

Lindell also said that "one prophet guy" told him: "A couple of you in this room are going to become great friends and change - and help change the course of history."

He added: "Anyway, these divine appointments kept happening all the way up to where I met Donald Trump in the summer of 2016." According to Newsweek, a cheer went up in the audience soon after Lindell uttered this remark.

Lindell's comments appear to suggest that there was some sort of holy connection to his mission to overturn the 2020 US election results, which has been ongoing for several months.

The Trump loyalist has continuously made headlines for spreading unfounded claims about the election, including one that voting companies Dominion and Smartmatic "flipped" votes from Trump to President Joe Biden.

The conspiracy theory has been thoroughly debunked, however.

The pillow entrepreneur, who holds regular rallies across the US, is being sued for $1.3 billion by the voting-technology company Dominion for repeatedly spreading false claims about the integrity of the election.

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