After being physically assaulted, Mike Lindell (verbally) attacked Sean Hannity. At least, that’s what he claims.
Last week, the MyPillow entrepreneur told guests at his cyber symposium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that he was assaulted at his hotel. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader claimed that a police report was filed, but that “he did not go into detail about the event while on stage.” Lindell would only comment that it “hurts a little bit” and that he wants “everyone to be aware of all the evil that exists.” However, one eyewitness claims he’s lying.
Lindell, who was in Sioux Falls hosting an election fraud symposium, told the Associated Press on Tuesday his encounter with a man seeking a photo late Wednesday left him doubled over in pain… However, the conference attendee who was taking the photo, Jeff Buongiorno, said, “There was no attack.”
While talking with his buddies in the hotel bar, Buongiorno, a Republican congressional candidate in Florida, saw Lindell walking through the lobby and asked for a photo with the conspiracy theorist. “As Buongiorno finished taking the photos, another man Buongiorno did not know approached the group and asked if he too could have a photo with Lindell,” according to the Associated Press. “Lindell’s recounting of the incident last week matched much of Buongiorno’s description, except that Lindell said the second man wrapped his arm around him and shoved an object into his side.”
Although Lindell described it as “one of the worst attacks on me I’ve ever had,” Buongiorno claimed that “nothing he observed could be described as an attack that would leave Lindell in pain.”
Lindell defended his statement, claiming that from where he was standing to snap the photo, Buongiorno would not have observed the assault. Lindell went on to state that he was afraid of escalating the situation by saying anything, and that as soon as the elevator doors closed, he doubled over in pain.