Gun management activist David Hogg says he is beginning a pillow fight — in opposition to MyPillow CEO and Trump supporter Mike Lindell. The 20-year-old said on Twitter he is beginning a pillow firm, taking up Lindell.
Hogg, who survived the 2018 capturing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College in Parkland, Florida, began tweeted about pillows on Tuesday, tweeting: “Radom query: what are your predominant complaints about your present pillow(s)?” His tweet got here the identical day Lindell — a Trump supporter —throughout an interview on Newsmax, a conservative cable channel.
Hogg then stated he was on the lookout for a advisor, and later stated he’s beginning an organization with entrepreneur William LeGate.
“Trying to rent a advisor with expertise within the US manufacturing trade who can refer me to – and assist coordinate – the manufacturing of a high-volume of union & sustainably-made, rectangular neck rests for bedtime sleep,” Hogg tweeted on Tuesday, asking these to achieve out to LeGate.
On Thursday, he shared extra particulars in regards to the firm, tweeting that the pillows might be union made in America and the corporate could have an emphasis on supporting progressive causes. He additionally stated it would “not try a white supremacist overthrow of the US authorities,” apparently making a dig at Trump supporters, like Lindell, who believed in baseless claims of voter fraud. A few of these supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, breaching safety in a violent riot.
Hogg additionally stated they “hope to rent previously inceaserateb [sic] folks, vets and the employees from my pillow within the case we put them out of enterprise however we have to work out the logistics extra on manufacturing and stuff.”
Lindell has responded to Hogg’s plans for a pillow firm, telling Axios: “Good for them…. nothing improper with competitors that doesn’t infringe on somebody’s patent.”
Hogg tweeted the Axios article on Thursday, writing: “Mike the ‘my pillow man’ is commenting on his quickly too be progressive competitors within the type of a progressive pillow firm @williamlegate and I are beginning. This pillow struggle simply received very actual.”
Hogg stated in a tweet that he and LaGate do not but have a reputation for the corporate. “We need to get the pillow out as shortly as attainable however we’re not going to sacrifice high quality for time, he wrote in another tweet. “It is also surprisingly onerous to discover a unionized producer of pillows within the US however we’ll maintain wanting. Simply will take time.”
CBS Information reached out to Hogg and LeGate, in addition to to Lindell, by way of MyPillow. A consultant for MyPillow didn’t touch upon Hogg’s plans for the corporate, and Hogg and LeGate didn’t instantly reply to request for remark.
Hogg has publicly taken on others who’ve peddled conspiracy theories. “Immediately we began a pillow firm and eliminated MTG from each committee assignments. Let’s takedown all of those insurrectionists with the ability of the free market they declare to like,” Hogg tweeted on Thursday, referring to Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was after social media posts and movies made earlier than she was elected to Congress resurfaced, displaying her embrace a slew of far-right conspiracy theories and recommend support for violence in opposition to Democrats.
Greene was additionallyconfronting Hogg on the U.S. Capitol in 2019. The video, which , exhibits Greene making false claims and following Hogg, who grew to become one of many leaders of the March for Our Lives motion after a gunman opened hearth at his highschool, killing 17 folks.