WASHINGTON, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Lindell, inventor of MyPillow, joined President Donald Trump at a Made in America Panel in the East Room of the White House on July 19.
The event, part of the administration's Made in America Week, featured representatives of 20 companies that manufacture their products in U.S. factories using American workers. The president said the businessmen and women at the panel "create the products that fill our homes, defend our nation and enrich our lives. Each one of these products proudly carries the label 'Made in the U.S.A.'"*
"From day one, my administration has been fighting to bring back our manufacturing jobs and to crack down on foreign countries that cheat," the president told the group. "We will end the theft of American prosperity, and we will stand up for our companies, our factories and our workers."*
Attendees also included Vice President Pence, Labor Secretary Acosta and several members of Congress.
"It is obvious that President Trump cares deeply for manufacturers and their employees," said Lindell, who was seated immediately on his right. "Vice President Pence clarified that is a priority for this administration, declaring, 'Made in America is not a slogan; it's a mission.'
"I am proud to share that mission with Mr. Trump," Lindell added. "I felt the overwhelming presence of God when I visited the White House – from the president and everyone on his staff."
Lindell first met with Trump in mid-August during the presidential campaign to discuss keeping manufacturing at home and reviving America's cities. During a private meeting at Trump Tower, Lindell and Trump agreed this renewal begins in our inner cities and with blue-collar American workers, who make up the heart of our nation.
Lindell understands the importance of the "Made in the USA" label, and has been working to that end since he founded MyPillow in 2005. To-date, his company has manufactured 30 million pillows 100 percent made in America in his home state of Minnesota, with every component produced domestically – even the cotton is grown in America.
"Like Mr. Trump, I care for the American people," said Lindell. "Each of my 1,500 employees are like family, and I have a passion for helping them and others who are striving to achieve the American dream. But for me, the pillow is a platform to use the success I've been provided by God to change the lives of the most vulnerable throughout the world."
MyPillow is currently donating a pillow to a homeless shelter for every product purchased in select markets. Lindell also created The Lindell Foundation out of his passion and strong commitment to offer assistance to his MyPillow employees and serve the people in his own community. This fall he will embark on a national tour to launch similar Lindell Foundation initiatives in cities across the nation.
For more information about MyPillow, visit https://www.mypillow.com.
* Quotes from White House Press Office http://bit.ly/WhiteHousePressRemarks