If you regret not applying to Liberty University, you’re really going to be kicking yourself now because you just missed out on a free pillow.
The school run by Jerry Falwell, Jr. recently held a convocation featuring Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and long-time Donald Trump enthusiast. Lindell was presented with an honorary doctorate in front of the students, who are required to attend the weekly gathering, and he encouraged the students to dream (ha) big:
“The pillow is just a platform for a much bigger thing,” Lindell said. “My calling is to speak out the word of Jesus.”
What began in 2004 as a dream of a pillow has become a multi-million-dollar establishment, and in 2016 Lindell found himself in New York City for a meeting with Donald Trump, who was a presidential candidate at the time.
“Things started happening that never happen, and I knew they had to be God,” Lindell said. “When I met with Donald Trump, it felt like a divine appointment, and when I walked out of that office I decided I was going to go all in.”
Sleep tight, kids, because the guy who made your pillow supports Trump’s racism and bigotry and lies, all in the name of Christ. Not sure that’s a great marketing slogan, but Lindell seems to have a lock on the Christian bedding market.
Before he began speaking, every seat in the arena had a free pillow waiting for the students, something Falwell was thrilled to share on Instagram:
$600,000 for 12,000 pillows. That’s $50 each. Seems excessive. But if it helps kids sleep through lectures at Liberty, it might actually be worth the cost in the long run.