Mike Lindell Updates ‘Attack’ Claim, Now Says It Was An Aggressive Selfie Seeker
Like his outlandish tales of baseless election fraud, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s story about being “attacked” in a South Dakota hotel by a mysterious member of antifa is getting weirder the more he talks about it.
Lindell claims he was confronted by an aggressive selfie seeker who poked him really hard, causing him pain, as they posed for a photo late Wednesday during his bizarre Cyber Symposium in Sioux Falls.
“I was attacked taking a picture,” he said Thursday on the conservative program “Flashpoint,” which runs on the social media platform Rumble.
Lindell said that two “guys kind of ran” toward him in his hotel, and one said, “Can I get a picture?’” But Lindell said the man wasn’t running “like a fan; it was just something different.”
Then the other guy “put his arm around and stuck his finger, it was so much pressure,” Lindell said, without specifying exactly where the finger was.
“I just knew if I did anything there was something more coming,” Lindell. said in the interview, which was first reported by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. “He jammed it in where it was just piercing pain.”
Yet Lindell never let on that he was uncomfortable, nor did he move away or shift his weight to get away from the finger. “I acted like I didn’t feel anything,” he said.
“I think it was a set up,” added Lindell, who was convinced the guys were trying to get him into some kind of compromising pose. He said when he got to his hotel room he “doubled over” in pain.
He called the police and “you know,” Lindell said.
Police told The Associated Press that they took a report Thursday morning of an assault at a hotel the previous night, but refused to specify the location, victim or discuss any details. No one was taken to the hospital, police said.
Lindell told his symposium audience Thursday that he had been attacked the night before. “I’m OK. It hurts a little bit,” Lindell said. “I just want everyone to know all the evil that’s out there.”
He baselessly claimed later that the attack was carried out by antifa.
Lindell had promised his audience that he would finally share proof for his repeated claims that the presidential election was somehow rigged by the Chinese. But he had nothing.
The “evidence” he discussed was described by one of his own experts as a “turd.”
Calling all HuffPost superfans!
Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter