Newsmax Segment With MyPillow's Mike Lindell Ends in Anchor Walking Off Set Over Election Fraud Claims

A Tuesday "social media censorship" segment on Newsmax ended in dramatic fashion as MyPillow founder and ardent President Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell ranted about election fraud until one of the anchors walked off the set.

One of Newsmax's live broadcast anchors, Bob Sellers, appealed to the show's producers "can we get out of here please," after he asked Lindell whether he should be permanently or temporarily banned from Twitter. Instead of responding to the question, Lindell launched into a tirade about voting machine fraud and other false conspiracies that pulled several TV networks into legal problems late last year. Sellers could be seen removing his microphones and physically departing the set as Lindell continued yelling.

The Newsmax anchors then read a disclaimer which sought to counter Lindell's wide array of election conspiracies about President Joe Biden's victory being "illegitimate." Lindell claimed both his personal Twitter account and his MyPillow business account were taken down because he has "100 percent proof" of voting fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

Sellers interrupted Lindell's rant to tell viewers "you're talking about machines that we at Newsmax have not been able to verify any of those kinds of allegations, nothing substantive there." The anchor then read off a legal disclaimer that many TV network figures, including Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, were obliged to read after receiving cease and desist orders from Smartmatic. Lindell attempted to talk over Sellers' reading of the disclaimer and appeared to accuse him of holding the line for the "status quo."

"While there was some evidence of clear voting fraud and election irregularities, the election results in every state were certified and Newsmax accepts the results as legal and final and the courts have also supported that view," Sellers said in the disclaimer.

Sellers then reminded Lindell that he was invited on the show to discuss "cancel culture, if you will, Mike" but the MyPillow CEO continued to tout false conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud from companies like Smartmatic. OANN, another Trump-friendly TV network, was also forced to read similar disclaimers in the weeks following Biden's win.

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A Newsmax segment Tuesday with MyPillow's Mike Lindell ended in an anchor walking off the set. Screenshot: Twitter | Newsmax