Sarah Cooper has an idea who could replace Dr. Anthony Fauci as President Donald Trump. The comedian took another look at Trump on Monday afternoon and joked that the infectious disease expert would be replaced by the fictional Steve Windell, the inventor of MrPillow – a jab at Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow.
“Breaking: Dr. Fauci is to be replaced by Trump’s Mr. Pillow #EverythingsFine”, Cooper tweeted next to an excerpt from a sketch in which a moustached Jon Hamm plays Windell in a fictional commercial for an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
“Why not use the magic of MrPillow to create a vaccine against the coronavirus? asks Hamm in the video.
Breaking: Dr. Fauci is replaced by Mr. Pillow appointed by Trump #EverythingsFine pic.twitter.com/a3QfVgJmUP
– Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) November 2, 2020
According to the MrPillow sketch, the vaccine is made from thousands of microscopic pillows that are “shrunk to the size of the deadly virus”. When the pillows are injected into the bloodstream, they slide under the virus and “rock it into a restful sleep”. There is a cartoon demonstration of this process on the screen, and it shows how the body’s immune cells sneak up on the sleeping corona virus and take out microscopic knives to stab the virus.
And then, voila! People are then cured of the corona virus, according to the comedy part. In the sketch it is also mentioned that this cure will not be available until 2022 and that it could actually trigger the coronavirus.
The video is part of a sketch from Cooper’s recently released Netflix special “Everything’s Fine”. Cooper’s tweet promoting the clip also came just one day after Sunday, when Trump seemed to publicly suggest that he might be Dr. Fauci after election day.
Meanwhile, real-life MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is an avid Trump supporter. As noted by Washington Newsday in August, Lindell attended a White House meeting in July to discuss the use of oleadrin, “a botanical extract of the oleander plant – an evergreen shrub or small tree that is highly toxic to humans and many animals if ingested in part. Washington Newsday previously reported that the extract is “one of several toxic compounds that the plant contains. In addition, consumption of the extract can be fatal.
The MyPillow CEO claimed Trump was “excited” about the prospect of using the extract as a potential therapeutic drug for corona viruses. “He was enthusiastic because he is excited about anything that will help people,” Lindell told CNN at the time.
“I want so much to get this out to the public and I want to bring it out to help people,” Lindell added. He told CNN that he had heard about Oleadrin from Phoenix Biotechnology. Oleadrin has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and there are no studies that claim a link between the coronavirus cure and the extract. Nevertheless, Lindell said that he took the extract himself as a prophylactic and that he encouraged friends and family to follow his example.
In August, experts warned against taking oleadrin as a therapeutic agent for the coronavirus.
On Sunday, Trump responded to the crowd’s “Fire Fauci” chant during a rally in Florida. “Don’t tell anyone, but let me wait until shortly after the election,” Trump said at the rally. “I appreciate the advice.”
The president also called Fauci “a nice guy,” but claimed that the director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases “was very wrong.