Walmart "canceling" MyPillow products from stores
Driving the news: Lindell shared that Walmart was "canceling" his brand during interviews he streamed on his Facebook page this week.
- Walmart confirmed to The Hill that it pulled MyPillow products from stores but said it would carry them online.
- Last month, a federal judge sanctioned Lindell for making "frivolous" claims in an election lawsuit against Smartmatic, Axios' Erin Doherty reported.
- Lindell filed his counter-suit after Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic sued him for defamation over his election fraud claims.
What they're saying: Lindell said in an interview on political strategist Steve Bannon's War Room podcast that Walmart pulling the products would be a "$10 million hit" to his company.
- "You guys are canceling us just like the other box stores," Lindell said he had told a Walmart executive during an interview he streamed on his Facebook page this week. "Shame on you, Walmart. You're disgusting."
- "While we are no longer carrying them in stores, MyPillow products continue to be available on Walmart.com," Walmart told The Hill.
Flashback: Other retailers, including Kohl's, JCPenney and Bed Bath & Beyond, pulled MyPillow products from stores in the days and weeks after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack in 2021.
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Editor's note: The caption on this article has been corrected to note that Walmart will sell MyPillow products online but not in stores. A previous version said Walmart would sell them in stores but not online.