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Friday, July 9, 2021

Assclown Alert: The John the Baptist of conspiracy theories brought his schtick to Texas

Posted By on Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 10:28 AM

click to enlarge Pillow peddler Mike Lindell assures us his "cyber guys" are working around the clock to put Trump back in office. - YOUTUBE / FLASHPOINT
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  • Pillow peddler Mike Lindell assures us his "cyber guys" are working around the clock to put Trump back in office.
Assclown Alert is a column of opinion, analysis and snark.

You can almost always count on assclowns breaking news at the National Religious Broadcasters convention. And right-wing evangelist Hank Kunneman and MyPillow guy Mike Lindell certainly didn’t let us down at the NRB’s annual gathering last month in Dallas.



During a live taping of the show Flashpoint, the conspiracy-peddling pair egged each other on as they tried to good naturedly one-up each other in their favorite pastime: pretending Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Right Wing Watch reports.

Kunneman — a self-declared prophet who incorrectly called the 2020 election for Trump and just can’t seem to let it go — fell all over himself to praise Lindell for his continued peddling of Trump-won conspiracy theories, according to the news site. At one point, Kunneman even likened the pillow salesman to John the Baptist.

“There’s a scripture that says, ‘There was a man sent from Heaven, and his name was John,’” the evangelist said. “There’s a man sent from Heaven named Mike Lindell that God is using to wake up America with a different kind of awakening, and it’s called a great awakening to the truth.”

We’re not sure that any higher authority — biblical or not — would use the word “truth” to describe the pipedreams and prevarications Lindell has spent months spreading.

But, hey, it’s living. Or something.

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