Late in the evening, the ABC presenter sat down with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for an extensive talk.
Lindell is a prominent supporter of Trump, who promoted debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. In February, he was hit with a $ 1.3 billion lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems for spreading false allegations about the company’s voting machines.
Kimmel began talking to Lindel with a quick question about whether he had still been vaccinated.
“No,” Lindell replied.
Kimmel quickly injected, “I meant rabies.”
The two then went into a wide-ranging interview that looked at Lindell’s recovery from drug addiction, his baseless conspiracy theories, and the Dominion lawsuit.
“I’m worried about you. I feel like you might be destroying yourself,” Kimmel told Lindell. “I feel like you’re going to come out dressed as Spider-Man on Hollywood Boulevard at the end of this whole thing.”
Discussing Lindell’s allegations, Kimmel sounded “for lawyers, in case there’s anything we need to dispute.”
“A lot of people didn’t want you to come to this show,” Kimmel said. “But I think it’s important that we talk to each other.” Lindel agreed and welcomed Kimmel’s mood.
Kimmel then made it clear that he did not believe that there was “any validity for any of these things you say.”
He also noted that he believed “you could draw a line” from Lindell’s claims “to the riot we had in the Capitol where people were killed.”
Lindell withdrew, raising more unsubstantiated beliefs about election fraud, claiming there was evidence to prove it. Lindell did not provide substantial evidence and his views were widely debunked. In his lawsuit, Dominion promised to prove that there was no evidence.
Kimmel struck and openly asked Lindell if he ever thought it strange that “the only person in the country who has this evidence is a person who sells cable pillows.”
The conversation then shifted to Lindell’s relationship with former President Donald Trump, whom Lindell said she spoke with a few weeks ago.
The interview ended with the impersonator of Mike Lindell, played by James Adomian, broke the interview.
Adoman came out with a pillow and a bloody bandage wrapped around his head.
“You have this man here. He claims it’s me. He’s a fraud,” Lindel told Adomian. “First they turned to our phones, and now they’re sending clones.”
“I don’t know who’s who,” Kimmel said, ending the conversation. “All I know is that MyPillows are no longer sold in any store.”
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