Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond and Silk, claim to be lifelong Democrats who were inspired by Donald Trump to leave the party. They’ve become celebrities in the Republican world, frequently appearing on Fox News and even testifying at a congressional on censorship. The duo also have a fan in President Donald Trump who has referred to them as wonderful.
On Monday night, Diamond and Silk used the large platform awarded to them by Conservatives to delve into conspiracy theory. According to the frequent Fox News guests, the coronavirus death totals have been inflated to make Donald Trump look bad.
On the March 29th episode, of Diamond and Silk live, Silk began, “In a matter of two weeks, over 1,000 people supposedly died from the coronavirus. In a two weeks time period, over 1,000 people after being tested positive have died from the coronavirus. But it took 39 days, from January all the way up to February the 29th I believe for the first person to die. Here’s another thing.” Diamond chimed in, “Come on now.”
The pair also theorized that the numbers didn’t go up until after Trump said he wanted to open the government back up by Easter.
“Here’s another thing. My president said on March the 24th, Tuesday this past week, my president said that he would love for America to be back up and running, ” said Silk
Diamond responded, “I knew this was going to happen. I knew after he said this this was going to happen. Go ahead.”
Silk closed, “At the time he said it there was 25,489 cases with 307 deaths. Instantaneously, you had the media calling President Trump out, he wanted open by Easter, he want this open by Easter – me and you was talking, I said now watch the number of deaths go up –”
Watch a clip of the show below:
Diamond & Silk are speculating coronavirus deaths are being inflated to make Trump look bad pic.twitter.com/hBnB7422UP
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) March 30, 2020
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