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An overmatched CBS reporter bit off more that he could chew when he sought to pull a fast one on businessman and die-hard Trump supporter Mike Lindell at the CPAC conference in Orlando, Fla., and patriotic Americans are cheering his brutal humiliation.
The action went down on Saturday, the day that the former president delivered an epic speech in which he laid the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the feet of the “weak” Joe Biden as well as came closer to officially declaring that he would be running for the White House in 2024.
The My Pillow founder was enjoying the experience when he was accosted by Robert Costa, the network’s chief election and campaign correspondent as well as a longtime reporter for the virulently anti-Trump Washington Post, the antagonistic manner of the pesky newsman clearly struck a nerve with Lindell who shouted him down as a traitor.
“Robert Costa is a traitor to the United States,” hollered Lindell as he accused the reporter of regurgitating old news while the crowd around the two joined in to chant, “Traitor! Traitor! Traitor!”
The incident being yet another example of how the mainstream media has come to be distrusted if not outright despised by conservatives who have been demonized by the press as bigots, racists, Nazis and white supremacists while the same media that spent four years churning out lies about Trump run interference for Joe Biden.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 26, 2022
Video that Costa posted to Twitter provided additional context of what took place prior to the verbal beatdown, when the reporter attempted engage in “gotcha” journalism by pressing Lindell in order to gain material that could be used to promote wild conspiracy theories on the so-called “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2001. An attempt that ultimately allows Costa to portray himself as the victim.
Today at CPAC, @CBSNews asked Lindell several times to share the name of the lawyers. He says a “whole bunch of lawyers” gave him the documents, but grew irritated when asked to name them.
Eventually he started to chant “traitor!” at me for asking questions. pic.twitter.com/V7EUtvh64C
— Robert Costa (@costareports) February 26, 2022
This is how my exchange today with Lindell ended. Calmly asked him to provide names of lawyers, the lawyers who he says provided him with papers that included the mention of “martial law.” Papers he carried into a meeting with Trump. pic.twitter.com/GHQVTyNgWW
— Robert Costa (@costareports) February 26, 2022
Costa’s other tweets on CPAC didn’t even bother to attempt to conceal his partisan bias, all but calling Trump a liar and claiming that Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke at a “white nationalist” conference, an expansive definition that included pretty much any critic of the fully radicalized Democratic party.
CPAC notes/Day 3: Former president Trump continues to falsely claim the 2020 election was “rigged” and that he won presidential elections “twice.” And praises @RepMTG by name, one day after she spoke at a white nationalist conference in Florida.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) February 27, 2022
Lindell’s pummeling of the propagandist drew raves from Twitter users.
Mike Lindell is an American patriot
— Kandiss Taylor (@KandissTaylor) February 27, 2022
I love Mike Lindell! Who let Communist CBS into CPAC to ambush patriots? https://t.co/CdUZE5xywt
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) February 26, 2022
Mike Lindell is a passionate freedom loving American… I love that man!
— Braveton (@braveton) February 27, 2022
Mike Lindell totally roasted the reporter and CBS News, calling them “disgusting” and “traitors” to America.
The crowd on CPAC’s media row joined Lindell and started chanting “traitor, traitor, traitor” at the fake news reporter.
America is done with the fake news propaganda.
— DLW (@Dlw20161950) February 27, 2022
I don't agree with Mike Lindell all the time. His actions are exactly what we need right now. When you see bad and dishonest behavior you need to call it out. It is an effective tactic.
Calling the MSM out for what they have been for the past 7 years. Traitors. https://t.co/ofxUssjY1S
— Dr. Andrew Huff (@AGHuff) February 26, 2022
Just learned Robert Costa and Jim Acosta are different dudes.
— Willie Maykit (@MaykitWillie) February 26, 2022
Mike Lindell is an incredible American! https://t.co/hhYoS7bsBb
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) February 27, 2022
Lindell’s outspokenness has put him solidly atop the left’s hit list and a pressure campaign to destroy him both personally and professionally by bullying stores to pull My Pillow products is as despicable as it is un-American but despite the efforts to bankrupt him, he has persevered and as was evident at CPAC, he isn’t a man who is going to back down in the face of their fascism.
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