Donald Trump is saddened by the death of Diamond Lynnette Hardaway, who died Monday night at the age of 51. She was best known as one half of the “Diamond and Silk” duo.
Hardaway was one of Trump’s biggest fans, and the former president said that his “unexpected” death was “really bad news for Republicans.”
Trump wrote on Twitter, “Really bad news for Republicans and, to be honest, for all Americans.” “Diamond, from the band Diamond and Silk, died at her home in North Carolina, which she loved.”
The former president called Hardaway “Magnificent Diamond” and said that her sister Silk Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway was “with her all the way, and at her death.”
Trump went on to say, “There has never been a better team, anywhere, at any time.”
“Diamond & Silk” became famous during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign because they went from being lifelong Democrats to being staunch Republicans after Trump announced his run for president a year earlier.
During Trump’s presidency, the vloggers became popular on social media and were often guests on Fox News. They even went to the Oval Office with Trump.
“There’s never been a better TEAM anywhere or at any time!” Diamond’s death came as a complete surprise. Most likely, her big, precious heart just stopped beating.
He said, “Rest in peace, our magnificent diamond. We will miss you very much.”
A GiveSendGo page has been made in her honour. A message on the page says, “The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity!”
“Diamond paved the way with her passion and love for people in general,” the message says next. “We should always remember what happened when she died. Please give Diamond’s family the space they need during this hard time, but don’t forget to honour the gift she gave us all.”
In November, the Twitter account for the group asked fans to pray for Hardaway’s health. “Pray for Diamond if you believe in the power of prayer,” the tweet said, but no reason was given for the sudden request.
In 2018, the couple said that their videos supporting Trump were marked as “unsafe” on Facebook. After a few months, the social media site sent them an apology.
The sisters were fired from their jobs at Fox News in 2020 because they spread rumours about COVID-19. They also said on air that the number of people who died from the virus was being changed to hurt Trump’s reputation.
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