Lindell appeared on Steve Bannon’s podcast War Room to discuss his ban from the platform. He was permanently banned in January 2021 for his tweets claiming election fraud. When he attempted to create a second account in May, it was also subsequently banned. Bannon recommended Lindell go live with the new Twitter CEO Elon Musk and answer any and all of his questions “mano a mano.”
“Absolutely. I’d fly to him, do whatever it takes, I would hand it to him on a silver platter,” Lindell said. “I would do that any day, anytime, any time of day or night, and I’ll drop everything I have to do that, Steve, because I believe it’s very important to our country.”
Steve Bannon’s “War Room”
Lindell pointed to others who “got their Twitters back” as evidence that he deserved his own ban reversed. These reinstated accounts include former President Donald Trump, Juanita Broaddrick, who accused former President Bill Clinton of rape, and rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who was banned twice in recent months over anti-Semitic tweets. The MyPillow CEO claimed he has not heard from Twitter or Musk about his account.
“And if you’re gonna have a platform of free speech now and without this cancel culture, you can’t just say anybody that talked about machines can’t be on it,” Lindell said. He went on to say in a later statement to Business Insider that his messaging surrounding the election was evidence that he wants “to help save the USA from a communist takeover.”
The businessman is a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump and has boosted claims of election fraud in the 2020 election, which has gotten him sued by voting machine companies along with his products banned in some states.