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MyPillow’s pillow shipment for protesting Canadian truckers delayed

  • Mike Lindell announced on Sunday that he would send a care kit to all of Ottawa’s “brave truckers”.
  • But Lindell told Insider on Wednesday he was still waiting for a permit from Canada.
  • The 12,000 pillows were originally due to be sent across the border on Tuesday.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s delivery of pillows for protesting “Freedom Convoy” truckers in Canada has hit a snag.

Lindell announced on Sunday that he would send a care package to all “brave truckers” blocking major routes across the Canada-US border and clogging roads in Ottawa, Ont., to protest Canada’s vaccination mandates.

He told Insider at the time that MyPillow trucks would send about 12,000 pillows from his Minnesota factory, with delivery expected to cross the border Tuesday night.

Lindell said he would have sent the pillows from his manufacturing plant outside of Montreal, but could not due to production capacity limits. He added that he wasn’t too worried about the pillows reaching their destination, as he had “shipped hundreds of thousands of MyPillows to Canada.”

Lindell’s delivery trucks had still not arrived at their destination Wednesday evening. Lindell told Insider he was waiting for a response from Canadian authorities on whether his truckers would be allowed to enter Canada.

“If our last permit is approved, we will cross the border tomorrow and arrive in Ottawa,” Lindell said Wednesday.

The blocking of MyPillow delivery at the Canadian border was documented by the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network. On Tuesday, a video posted by the network showed a huge MyPillow truck appearing stuck at a border crossing from Michigan into Canada.

RSBN said the truck contained “classic” MyPillows, as well as “Bible” pillows for children.

“I hope we get along,” Lindell told the network.

RSBN said on Tuesday that its film crew, along with the Lindell drivers, were stopped at the border and denied entry to Canada due to COVID-19 protocols. Lindell later told Newsweek he thought his crew had “all the right credentials and stuff,” but said his drivers were “definitely not vaccinated.”

According to Canadian authorities, travelers cannot enter or re-enter Canada unless they are fully vaccinated. Those intending to cross the border must have valid pre-entry test results, proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan if positive for COVID-19.