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Kohl’s has stopped promoting merchandise, based on MyPillow, CEO of Mattress Bathtub & Past

My Pillow CEO Michael Lindell can be seen outside the west wing door of the White House on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, said retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s are removing his company’s products from their stores, leading to calls for boycotts on social media.

“I just got off the phone with Bed Bath & Beyond,” said Lindell during a Monday night interview with Brian Glenn of the Right Side Broadcasting Network. “You’re dropping MyPillow.”

“I was on the phone – less than five minutes ago. Kohls, all these different places. … These people don’t understand,” he continued. “They’re scared. Like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they’re scared. They were good partners. In fact, I told them, ‘You come back whenever you want.'”

Lindell has repeated false claims that President Donald Trump did not lose the election to President-elect Joe Biden.

Representatives from Kohl’s and Bed Bath & Beyond did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment.

A search by CNBC of both the retailer’s websites Tuesday morning found MyPillow merchandise still available for sale. MyPillow continues to be sold at JC Penney, Amazon, Belk, and a number of other major retailers.

Trump’s supporters on social media platforms are now calling for boycotts of retailers while other consumers are urging people not to buy MyPillow products.

Lindell, a longtime Trump supporter, has come under fire for spreading conspiracy theories. For example, last year he promoted a fake cure for the Covid-19 virus. More recently, he said there had been widespread electoral fraud in the 2020 election.

Dominion Voting Systems officials have now sent Lindell a legal letter warning of pending litigation over his unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud involving their machines, according to a New York Times report. Lindell was not immediately available to respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the letter.

Last week, Lindell was seen visiting the White House carrying partially obscured notes instructing Trump to invoke “martial law” if necessary.

Following Lindell’s interview in which he referred to Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s, users on Twitter are urging other retailers like Walmart to drop MyPillow as well.

The country’s largest retailer recently suspended its Political Action Committee’s donations to the campaigns by Congressional Republicans who opposed the confirmation of Biden’s election.

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