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'MyPillow Guy' steals spotlight during President Trump's Fargo speech

Dawning a blue suit and red tie, Mike Lindell, CEO of "MyPillow," cheers on President Donald Trump jubilantly during a rally held at Scheels Arena in Fargo Wednesday, June 27. David Samson / The Forum 1 / 2
Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow2 / 2

WEST FARGO—President Trump may have come to Fargo Wednesday to support Congressman Kevin Cramer's run for U.S. Senate, but it was the "MyPillow Guy" who got a lot of praise.

In the beginning of his speech, the president gave several shoutouts and thank yous to politicians and other people in the crowd.

He gave one of his biggest shoutouts to Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO, saying "I even use them, believe it or not."

He commented how the Lindell has been a Trump supporter since "day one." He also said how Lindell should be "the president's ad buyer."

At one point, the president turned around to where Lindell was sitting and said, "I haven't ask him yet, will you be my ad buyer, please, Mike?" That comment received a lot of cheers from the crowd.

In total, the president spent about a minute of his speech talking about Lindell.

The MyPillow headquarters are based in Minnesota.

Amy Unrau

Amy is proud to be a Red River Valley native and cover stories that matter to her community. She was raised in Hallock, Minnesota and received her degree at the University of North Dakota where she participated in the student run TV show Studio One. In college, Amy met her husband, WDAY’s Jody Norstedt, while interning at WDAZ in Grand Forks. She started at WDAY in April 2014 and is currently WDAY'Z Xtra News at Nine's anchor and producer. Have a news idea? Amy would love to share your story or investigate an issue you’re concerned about.

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