Hollywood actor James Woods tweeted about Trump’s #1 fans Diamond and Silk today. In his tweet Woods asks, “OMG. Why do these two gems of social media not have their own TV show? They are comedy genius
#rockstars! @DiamondandSilk #ComedyPlatinum
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 20, 2017
If you don’t know who Diamond and Silk are, you’re missing one of the most entertaining and downright unexplainable elements of Donald Trump’s campaign for president.
Diamond and Silk are people—sisters from North Carolina, to be exact—and outspoken surrogates for Trump. Such a description obscures, however, what has made the pair a must-see act on the campaign trail. Indeed, more than anything, what distinguishes Diamond and Silk from your run-of-the-mill pro-Trump talking heads is not just that they’re black women (that is pretty remarkable itself), but their undeniable gifts for debate and punditry.
Lynnette Hardaway (Diamond) and Rochelle Richardson (Silk) didn’t seek out the limelight. The two say they launched their YouTube channel, The Viewers View, simply because they were tired of being talked at by media elites and wanted to talk back. The first video posted to “The Viewers View” was a Black Lives Matter tribute, but it didn’t take long before the sisters set their sights on Trump. Weeks after Trump announced he was entering the presidential race, Diamond uploaded her first pro-Trump video entitled, “Dump the rest of those Chumps and vote for Donald Trump in 2016.” Diamond was joined by Silk for their next video, a discussion of the investigation into Sandra Bland’s death in police custody. It was their second video together, however, that went viral and eventually led to Diamond and Silk joining Trump on the campaign trail. – Complex
Diamond and Silk are not happy about hypocrite Maxine Waters attacks on President Trump and they’re not mincing any words in their latest admonition of her in this (possibly their funniest) video. The bonus with Diamond and Silk is that they are able to voice their opinions on black politicians like Maxine Waters without fear of being labeled “racists” for disagreeing with her policies and her disgusting, crude attacks on President Trump.
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) April 20, 2017
Leftist are perplexed by Diamond and Silk. Two months before the election, Rolling Stones magazine did a hit piece on them. Tessa Stuart, the author of the article used several unfounded examples of racism by Trump or his campaign as a reason that Diamond and Silk should disavow him and run for the hood that the Democrat Party supports. Diamond and Silk simply laughed off attempts by the media to shame them.
From the Rolling Stone article:
When sister act Diamond and Silk take the stage, though, the audience, sparse as it is, erupts in cheers. “Ditch and switch!” hollers a barrel-bellied man in an “I Love Women Who Vote Trump” shirt, referring to the duo’s campaign to encourage Democrats to register as Republicans.
Diamond and Silk beam back at the crowd. “Oh my goodness!” Diamond, the taller one, coos appreciatively. She cuts to the chase: “First of all, if y’all haven’t noticed: We black …. And just because we black, we found out, that doesn’t mean we have to vote Democrat.” Uproarious applause. “We can come off the Democratic plantation, and we can vote for whoever we want to vote for.” Silk, standing to Diamond’s left, bobs her head in agreement.
Diamond, who possesses the timbre and timing of a revivalist minister, goes on. “We don’t need the media spoon-feeding us a narrative. We can think for ourselves, and we started thinking for ourselves. And in Donald J. Trump, we see a man that never wavers, nor does he back down, and that’s what we love.” She pauses for emphasis. “I love ev-er-y-thing about Donald J. Trump. He can do no wrong in my eyes.”
For Diamond and Silk, loving ev-er-y-thing about Donald Trump means loving him in spite of his years-long racist birther campaign, and his various degrading remarks about black people, like, “Laziness is a trait in blacks,” and, “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs …. What the hell do you have to lose?“
It means loving him in spite of the bogus statistics about the African-American community he repeats (“58 percent of your youth is unemployed“) and retweets (“blacks killed 81% of white homicide victims“), and overlooking both the Department of Justice lawsuit accusing Trump and his father of housing discrimination and the long, demonstrated history of racial bias at other Trump properties.
And it means loving him right alongside his other supporters, the ones affiliated with the KKK, the neo-Nazis, the white nationalist movement and assorted militia groups.
Diamond and Silk know all this, and they love him anyway.