MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell shared Monday in remarks at a White House press briefing that the company redirected 75 percent of its manufacturing capacity to create cotton facemasks to fight the coronavirus.
Lindell said it was challenging to get elastics to create the masks, and his company concentrated on making masks with 100 percent cotton as other materials were not accessible. It took three weeks to transition production, and MyPillow worked with President Donald Trump’s “administration to get the proper design,” Town Hall reported.
The company is producing 10,000 masks daily, intending to hit 50,000 by Friday, April 3.
Lindell asked Trump if he could say something off the cuff after his first speech.
The president agreed.
“God gave us grace on November 8th, 2016, to change the course we were on,” said Lindell. “God had been taken out of our schools and lives. A nation had turned its back on God. And I encourage you: Use this time at home to get — home to get back in the Word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families.”
Lindell added that the president gave the country hope, a great economy, low unemployment and higher wages.
“It was amazing. With our great president, vice president, and this administration and all the great people in this country praying daily, we will get through this and get back to a place that’s stronger and safer than ever.”
Trump thanked Lindell for the words.