Donald Trump's daily Coronavirus briefings took their most bizarre turn yet on Monday when he invited the mustachioed TV pillow-hugger to the Rose Garden podium to address the nation about the killer virus.
"Boy do you sell those pillows," the POTUS said in his introduction of his "friend" and CEO Mike Lindell, who was very first to the stage.
In fairness, Lindell explained that his factory was switching production to face masks, no doubt a helpful development as health professionals struggle amid the shortage -- although everyone on Twitter was confused as to why he needed to tell the nation this in person.
Although nobody on Twitter managed to count the number of times Lindell said the words "My Pillow" -- many of the tweets concluded it was simply free advertising.
Lindell concluded his speech by asking if he could read something he wrote "off the cuff"; and it wasn't hard to see why the President allowed it.
"God gave us grace on September 8, 2016 to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God. And I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families."
"Our president gave us hope where just a few short months ago we had the best economy, the lowest unemployment rate and wages going up - it was amazing. With our great President, Vice-President and this administration and all the great people in this country praying daily, we will get through this and get back to a place that is stronger and safer than ever," the MyPillow guy decreed.
The speech ended as awkward as it began with Michael reaching out for a handshake, but being ignored because of course "we don't do that anymore."
Twitter predictably lit up:
Trump offers free advertising to the MyPillow guy, who proceeds to use his time at the Rose Garden to campaign for Trump. How is this acceptable? pic.twitter.com/vp8uj6LBTo
And now the My Pillow guy is urging us all to return to God and read our Bibles at home, as we realize how amazing Trump's glorious leadership has been, and no, I am absolutely not kidding, and my God, we are all going to die.
Trump now has the guy from My Pillow doing a campaign commercial for Trump's 2020 campaign in the middle of a press conference about a deadly virus. How can any real news network air this BS?! #StopAiringTrump