Mike Lindell and Jordan Klepper Have Heated Exchange on 'The Daily Show'

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell got into a heated exchange with The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper while being interviewed about his false claims about the election results and the claim that Donald Trump will return as president.

Klepper spoke to Lindell at a MAGA Frank Free Speech Rally in New Richmond, Wisconsin over the weekend, with the event also featuring an on-screen appearance from Trump.

During the segment broadcast Thursday night, Klepper asks Lindell if he actually believes that Trump will return to the White House in August as he has frequently claimed, to which Lindell replies "absolutely."

A recent New York Times report revealed that former President Trump has been telling confidants that "he expects he will get reinstated by August."

"This is the crime of the century you're describing, and they came to the MyPillow guy?" Klepper asks.

Klepper then asks Lindell "is this helping?" with regards to holding rallies that push false claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election, and suggests it is "perpetuating fear, anger, and attacking our democracy."

"Let me tell you something. This is a free speech rally, ok, free speech for all the individuals whether they're Democrat or Republican," Lindell says. "Right now, if you talk [voting] machines, vaccines, the border, Jesus, you speak up for anything and YouTube and Vimeo and people like you guys try and destroy something good."

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Klepper then asks Lindell whether he's aware of the death threats sent to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, allegedly from irate Trump supporters who believe false claims that he lost the state in November because of voter fraud.

In response, Lindell says that Raffensperger and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp are "in on this" and are "as compromised as they come." When asked why the two Republicans are compromised, Lindell replies: "I don't know."

Klepper adds: "You either want to be the guy everybody comes to, or not the guy everybody comes to. Because you have answers for being the guy the cyberpunks come to, but you have no other answers."

When asked what will happen if Trump does not return as president in August, Lindell says other states are going to "pull it [the 2020 election] down," referring to audits such as the one in Arizona, ordered by the Republican-controlled state legislature and carried out by a company called Cyber Ninjas, which has no previous experience auditing elections.

"So there's a plan. It's like watching that Bigfoot show. They don't find Bigfoot at the end. But if you tune in next week, maybe it's gonna happen," Klepper says.

Lindell laughs and tells Klepper that remark was funny, before ending the interview and walking away with "you guys are horrible."

Prior to the broadcast of The Daily Show's episode, Lindell leaked cell phone footage of the interview with Klepper that showed their exchange was more heated than what was shown on the air.

During the clip, which was broadcast on Steve Bannon's War Room: Pandemic show, Lindell asks Klepper if he should let "people like you destroy us."

"Shame on Fox, nobody's here. You've seen CNN, Fox or any of them here to talk about anything? Doesn't anybody care?

"Have you watched Absolute 9-0?" Lindell adds, referring to his documentary which he claims will prove election fraud to such an extent that the Supreme Court will vote 9-0 in favor of Trump returning as president. "You didn't even bother to watch it, you wouldn't be talking so smart if you watched it."

"Mike, I've watched all of your pillow commercials," Klepper replies.

"You're being a jokester, you're being real funny," Lindell says. "Shame on you for what you've done to your country."

Later in the interview, Lindell appears to say he has evidence that China may have played a role with the unproven claims of election fraud.

"I don't care if you're a Democrat or Republican. I don't care if Donald Trump would have been in, I would still be sounding the alarm," Lindell says. "And you're not going to give me the respect for that? What if I have exactly what I'm telling you I have."

Speaking to Bannon after the clip finished, Lindell adds: "This is what journalism has become in our country. They don't come prepared for their hit jobs hired by outsiders or for entertainment purposes.

"How dare they use terrible entertainment when we've got our country at stake here. We got our country at stake, and they're mocking things.

"I kept telling that reporter 'wouldn't you want to know the truth? What if you had this evidence,' and we have to trust that guy with this evidence?"

Lindell has been contacted for further comment.

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Mike Lindell, MyPillow CEO, speaks during a campaign rally held by Donald Trump at the Target Center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had a heated exchange with Jordan Klepper from "The Daily Show." Stephen Maturen/Getty Images