MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s latest announcement that he is running to fire Ronna McDaniel as Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman has sparked a flurry of jokes online.
During a Monday performance at Steve Bannon’s War room podcast, Lindell said he was “100 percent” against McDaniel and that one of the committee’s top donors told him that “everyone wants you to be head of the RNC, some of them just don’t know it yet.”
So far, McDaniel has received an endorsement from the majority of RNC members, 101 out of 168. Lindell, an ally of Trump and a denier of the 2020 election, was not endorsed by former President Donald Trump, although he told Axios that he didn’t. Informing Trump of his decision to run.
Social media users were quick to ridicule Lindell for his Monday announcement. A Twitter user posted a photo of him holding a pillow with the caption, “Mike Lindell is perfectly suited to replace Ronna Romney McDaniel as RNC Chairman. Don’t sleep off this opportunity @GOP!”
“I want to pitch Mike Lindell’s running for RNC Chair as an upcoming season of @FargoFX. I’ve been training all my adult life to write this,” another wrote.
Also on Twitter, author Tomi Ahonen mocked Lindell for his “recovery day” theory, which spread the idea that Trump would be back in the White House by the morning of August 13, 2021.
“The great thing about Mike Lindell, the My Pillow Guy, who is the chairman of the Republican party, is that the nation is finally getting the federal holiday we all deserve: REINSTATMENT DAY!!!” Ahonen tweeted.
“If Mike Lindell is president of the RNC…every day will be Reinstatement Day!” he wrote in it another tweet.
McDaniel has indicated she is willing to run for re-election, leading the committee through the 2024 presidential election. She was Trump’s choice to lead the RNC after the 2016 election and successfully won the position in 2017.
However, it has been reported that she could be challenged by Representative Lee Zeldin, who lost the New York governor’s race to incumbent governor Kathy Hochul earlier this month.
In a November 17 letter addressed to members of the RNC, Zeldin wrote, “Due to the number of requests I have received from both inside and outside the 168 to run for office as the next chairman of the Republican National Committee, I am considering I accept your request and am grateful for your messages.”
On Monday, Lindell accused the RNC of raising money but doing “nothing about election crime” and said he would call on all members of the committee to identify the problems in the organization if selected.
“It’s going to change very quickly. We’re going to get our country on track very quickly,” Lindell said.
In response to the announcement, the Republican Accountability Project tweeted“The Republican Party continues its descent into absurdity.”
“OMG — Mike Lindell just announced he is running for the RNC seat against Ronna McDaniel!!!” left-wing political commentator Majid Padellan wrote. “Christmas Comes Early! 😆😆😆”
News week contacted Lindell for comment.