From Dr. Derek Ellerman
If you’ve been a conservative who’s been paying attention over the past several years, you’re surely familiar with firebrand Trump supporters Diamond and Silk.
Sadly, we learned last night of the tragic death of Diamond, real name Inita Lynette Hardaway, at the age of 51.
The two sisters made a huge splash in conservative social media circles during Trump’s ascension and have been movement favorites ever since.
President Trump shared the sad news last night:
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Prayers come for the diamond
The outpouring of prayers and dedications for Diamond from her friends and supporters is an easy way to gauge the impact she had on life.
Scott Pressler, the right’s most seasoned amateur GOTV activist, sent his prayers:
Heartbroken to hear of Diamond’s passing @Diamond Silk.
We appreciate their contributions to our movement and country.
Sending prayers to Silk and his family.
– #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 10, 2023
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Christian activist Kaya Jones, who got her start with Pussycat Dolls, shared the video:
We had some great times. Miss you forever baby. @Diamond Silk ❤️😭🙏🏼 Rest easy beautiful #diamond 💎🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/hXqEjiuNfX
— Kaya Jones (@kayajones) January 10, 2023
Seb Gorka lamented that Diamond was sorely missed:
Inita Lynette Hardaway of Diamond and Silk has left us.
She was a warrior patriot and will be missed.
Contributions to preserve her legacy can be made here: https://t.co/QNRos4XhWF pic.twitter.com/QTkZvNZpgB
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 10, 2023
Kimberly Guilfoyle paid tribute to:
RIP to the wonderful and beautiful Diamond @Diamond Silk.
You will be missed. 💔🙏🏼
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) January 10, 2023
MAGA rep Lauren Bobert shared a photo taken with Diamond at Mar-a-Lago, complete with Bobert’s “Let’s Go Brandon” dress — a slam on socialite Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outfit at the Met Gala:
Sending my love to Diamond’s family and friends @Diamond and Silk.
He was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed by many people. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6OYqoVAf7F
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 10, 2023
The great and legendary Roger Stone shared a clip of Diamond and Silk’s best moments:
Diamond and Silk’s finest moments. pic.twitter.com/EAOeTPLHgD
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) January 10, 2023
Conservative activist Terence Williams shared a touching moment with the sisters:
This is truly heartbreaking 💔 it hit hard. Diamond and silk diamond are dead. I am lost
We will miss you and certainly will not forget you. I will always love you.
Please keep her sister Silk in your prayers.
RIP legend pic.twitter.com/jEndEyc8FK
— Terence K. Williams (@w_terrence) January 10, 2023
Conservative actor Robert Davey moved to tears:
Very heartbroken and shocked to hear that Diamond is off @Diamond Silk They are wonderful women and tears flow – RIP dear Diamond prayers and love to family and Silk
— Robert Davie (@RobertJohnDavi) January 10, 2023
From this list No Comprehensive meaning, of course. A quick search on social media reveals thousands upon thousands of heartfelt messages, proof of Diamond’s influence.
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Political Insider Remembers Diamond
Of course, the brutal behavior of Diamond and her sister was celebrated in these pages.
I mean, telling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “Suck it up, Buttercup” is just classic.
.@Diamond Silk: “If a privately owned bakery has to go against their Christian values to make a cake, Mark Zuckerberg should let it suck the buttercup and allow Diamond and Silk to speak our truth.” pic.twitter.com/C82PPXYbQW
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 9, 2018
Or better yet, when he blamed the Philadelphia Eagles for turning a post-Super Bowl visit to the Trump White House into a political statement:
This humble author’s personal favorite moment came when the dynamic duo invited Whoopi Goldberg to try to waterboard.
Hilarious and fearless.
I hope I can speak for my fellow insiders when I say that Diamond will be missed and we pray for her surviving sister Harneeta during this devastating loss.
It’s probably some comfort to know that your loved one has made such an impact on the world.
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