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MyPillow is unavailable on Macy's site as more retailers sever ties

MyPillow is facing further pressure from retailers after CEO Mike Lindell's continued support of conspiracy theories regarding election fraud -- but some store chains are claiming it's due to lagging demand.

On Tuesday, the Macy's website listed MyPillow products as 'currently unavailable', one day after Lindell said he'd been dropped by Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and Wayfair.

Macy's and MyPillow did not immediately respond to inquiries from DailyMail.com asking whether the retailer had formally dropped the product line.

Meanwhile, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's are claiming that they dropped MyPillow products due to waning customer demand. 

'There has been decreased customer demand for MyPillow,' Kohl's said in an email. 'We will sell our current inventory and not buy additional/future inventory in the brand. ' 

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed Monday that retail stores have stopped selling his products on account of his continued support of election conspiracy theories

On Tuesday, the Macy's website listed MyPillow products as 'currently unavailable'. Macy's and MyPillow did not immediately respond to inquiries from DailyMail.com

A Macy's store in Lewisville, Texas is seen earlier this month. It's unclear whether the chain will continue to offer MyPillow products

Because MyPillow is private, it's unclear whether the recent controversy has caused it to lose investors or otherwise harmed it financially. 

The company's annual revenue topped $250 million in 2019, Lindell told Yahoo Finance in an interview.   

Lindell has continued to push bogus claims of election fraud since President Donald Trump's loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

That has led to extensive pressure on social media for outlets carrying MyPillow, based in Chaska, Minnesota, southwest of Minneapolis, to drop the brand. 

In response, Trump supporters including former White House official Sebastian Gorka are calling for a boycott of retailers that cut ties with MyPillow over Lindell's incendiary claims.

'If you're a Patriot, how about you never buy anything from @Kohls or @BedBathBeyond until they stock @realMikeLindell's @MyPillowUSA products again,' Gorka wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.

Right-wing writer Cassandra Fairbanks signaled her support for a boycott, tweeting: 'Aw man... I have to boycott @Kohls now because they're discriminating against conservative businesses and dropping @MyPillowUSA. Sucks. Kohl's cash is fun.' 

Other companies have been caught in the crossfire as once-loyal customers are repulsed by the support of some executives for Trump.

Many households purged their pantries of Goya products after the CEO of the company appeared next to Trump at the White House last year and praised his performance.

However, conservatives rallied to Goya with calls to support the company, and the CEO of the privately held company claimed that the net effect was increased sales.   

Despite the fallout for his business, which Lindell founded in 2009 and remains closely held, Lindell has remained defiant about his claims.

'All the evidence is at the Supreme Court! I will not stop until all the [voting] machine fraud is shown to all!' Lindell said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Lindell went on to falsely claim that Trump won the 2020 election by 11 million votes, adding: 'God has his hand in this and the truth will come out!' 

The CEO first revealed Monday that Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and Wayfair have all stopped selling his products, announcing the developments during an interview with conservative commentator Brian Glenn.

Lindell said that Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's were good companies but were scared by the social media demands to boycott his products. 

'Just got off the phone with Bed Bath & Beyond. They're dropping My Pillow. Just got off the phone not five minutes ago. Kohl's, all these different places,' Lindell said during the interview. 

'These [companies], they're scared, like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they're scared. They were good partners. In fact, I told them, 'You guys come back anytime you want.''

Lindell later told Fox 9 Wayfair has also joined the MyPillow boycott amid public pressure he claims is being perpetrated by 'leftist groups'.

Further compounding the CEO's woes, earlier on Monday Dominion Voting Systems sent Lindell a cease and desist letter, threatening 'imminently' sue him for defamation over his repeated baseless claims that their machines were 'rigged' to favor Biden over Trump in the 2020 election. 

Citing Lindell to be a 'prominent leader of the ongoing misinformation campaign', the company wrote: 'Despite knowing your implausible attacks against Dominion have no basis in reality, you have participated in the vast and concerted misinformation campaign to slander Dominion.'   

Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and Wayfair have all stopped selling Lindell's products

'Despite knowing your implausible attacks against Dominion have no basis in reality, you have participated in the vast and concerted misinformation campaign to slander Dominion', the company wrote. 'Litigation regarding these issues is imminent'

Lindell has been ordered to cease and desist making defamatory claims against Dominion, and to 'preserve and retain all documents relating to Dominion and your smear campaign against the company.' 

Lindell later told Fox 9 Wayfair has also cut ties with MyPillow amid public pressure he claims is being perpetrated by 'leftist groups'. 

In a follow-up letter later published by the company, they wrote: 'With this letter, Dominion renews its demand that you retract your defamatory accusations immediately and issue a public apology for damaging Dominion's reputation with completely fabricated claims of fraud and corruption.

'Dominion has been forced to expend substantial monetary sums to protect the health and safety of its employees following innumerable death threats from the social media mob that your statements have agitated against Dominion. And your misrepresentations have required the company to incur substantial attorneys' fees and to mitigate the damage you have inflicted upon Dominion's reputation.' 

In a statement to Axios responding to the letters, Lindell said: 'I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100% evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election.' 

Trump and several of his allies have routinely pushed false conspiracy theories about the company since the election's conclusion, leading Dominion to take legal action.

Dominion has also sent letters to others, including Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, both of whom are staunch Trump allies who have often pushed conspiracy theories about the integrity of the company's voting machines.

Powell has been sued by Dominion for defamation, with the company seeking $1.3 billion in damages.

Dominion alleges that Powell acted 'in concert with allies and media outlets determined to promote a false preconceived narrative about the 2020 election—caused unprecedented harm.

'As a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Powell ... Dominion's founder, Dominion's employees, Georgia's governor, and Georgia's secretary of state have been harassed and have received death threats, and Dominion has suffered enormous harm,' the suit filed January 8th reads.

Separately, a Dominion employee has sued President Trump himself, in addition to the right-wing news platforms OANN and Newsmax, insisting their unfounded claims of election fraud have resulted in poll workers receiving death threats.  

Lindell has been ordered to cease and desist making defamatory claims against Dominion, and to 'preserve and retain all documents relating to Dominion and your smear campaign against the company.'

Dominion has also sent letter to others, including Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, both of whom are staunch Trump allies who have often pushed conspiracy theories about the integrity of the company's voting machines

Lindell, meanwhile, met with Trump briefly at the White House on Friday and was caught by photographers holding notes which reference martial law and Sidney Powell. 

The CEO later confirmed to CNN that he had met with the outgoing president for around five minutes, and said he had tried to hand him what he described as 'evidence' of voter fraud.

When pressed on what the apparent evidence pertained to show, Lindell failed to substantiate any of his claims and instead just regurgitated the same baseless conspiracy theories spouted by Trump since the 2020 election concluded.

Trump appeared 'disinterested' in his notes, officials said, with the president quickly dismissing him and sending him to the White House Counsel's office.

When asked by CNN whether he believes Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election, Lindell – a former crack addict turned pillow extraordinaire - said no.

'No, he didn't win the election, because I've seen it,' Lindell responded.

Apparently undeterred by Trump's rejection late last week, Lindell said Friday it's his 'hope' that the president stages a military coup to stop Biden taking over the reins of power.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in March

Trump and several of his allies have pushed false conspiracy theories about the company since the election's conclusion, leading Dominion to take legal action

At least 25,000 National Guardsmen have been deployed to secure the Capitol for Inauguration Day on January 20, as the government braces for further unrest and protests in the wake of the January 6 riot.

'I don't understand it. There's like three people and every other person is a military guy,' Lindell told Right Side Broadcasting on the heightened security, which includes troops, non-scalable fences, and barricades.

'If it is all theatrics...I don't know. We've all had our prayers going 'Gee maybe somethings gonna be done that this president is willing to say hey we've been attacked by another country cause we have. Our country's been under attack for a long time,'' he said.

He hinted that Trump could use the military presence for his own advantage, but the National Guard was brought in for the safety of the Inauguration.

In the interview he also spoke about his meeting with Trump where he presented what he claims to be new evidence pointing to a stolen election.

'You know I've been looking down every hole for election fraud since November 4th and about eight or nine days ago this proof came out. 100 percent footprints from the machines of the machine fraud,' Lindell said in the interview.

'I wanted to get it to the president. This is it. This shows that Joe Biden lost: 79 million for Donald Trump and 68 million for Joe Biden.' 

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