One month after citing him as a “reputation risk,” the Minnesota Bank & Trust has terminated MyPillow and pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell as a client, Insider reports.
One letter sent to Lindell by the bank that was obtained by Insider says Lindell’s accounts would be closed by the end of business on Feb. 18.
“Any remaining collected balance in the account scheduled to be closed will be mailed to the address we have on file. Alternatively, before February 18, 2022, you may transfer, using online banking, the remaining balance directly to your other banking institutions,” the letter said.
Lindell told Insider he was “disgusted” by the action and accused the bank of “canceling” him.
“They just said, ‘Mike Lindell’s in the public eye, and we don’t want to be part of the news.’ And now they’re in the news, aren’t they?” Lindell said. “They are evil for canceling us.”
“I’ve been in the news every day for a long time now,” Lindell said, adding that he thought the bank was trying to “destroy” him and his social media platform, Frank Speech. “They just want to attack Mike Lindell and close his accounts. That’s what I think.”
Lindell is one of Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters and has been at the forefront of disseminating conspiracy theories claiming the 2020 election was rigged in favor of President Joe Biden.