By Dr. Derek Ellerman
If you’re a conservative who has paid attention during the last several years, you’re definitely familiar with firebrand Trump supporters Diamond and Silk.
Sadly, we learned last night of the tragic passing of Diamond, real name Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway, at the age of 51.
The two sisters made a huge splash in conservative social media circles during Trump’s ascendancy, and have been movement favorites ever since.
President Trump shared the sad news last night:
Prayers Come Pouring In For Diamond
The outpouring of prayers and dedications for Diamond from her friends and supporters are the easiest way to measure the impact she had in life.
Scott Presler, who has become the right’s most expert amateur GOTV activist, sent his prayers:
Heartbroken to hear about the passing of Diamond from @DiamondandSilk.
We appreciate her contributions to our movement & country.
Sending prayers to Silk & their family.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 10, 2023
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Kaya Jones, the Christian activist who got her start with the Pussycat Dolls, shared video:
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) January 10, 2023
Seb Gorka lamented that Diamond will be sorely missed:
Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway, Diamond, of Diamond and Silk, has left us.
She was a warrior patriot and we will be missed.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 10, 2023
Kimberly Guilfoyle paid her tribute:
RIP to the wonderful & beautiful Diamond of @DiamondandSilk.
You will be missed. 💔🙏🏼
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) January 10, 2023
MAGA Rep. Lauren Boebert shared a picture she took with Diamond at Mar-a-Lago, complete with Boebert’s “Let’s Go Brandon” dress – a slam on socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dress at the Met Gala:
Sending my love to the family and friends of Diamond from @DiamondAndSilk.
She was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed by so 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 greatest moments:
Diamond and Silk's greatest moments. pic.twitter.com/EAOeTPLHgD
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) January 10, 2023
Conservative activist Terrence Williams shared a touching moment with the sisters:
This is truly heartbreaking 💔 This one hit hard. Diamond, of Diamond and Silk has passed away. I’m at a lost for
We will miss you and most definitely will never forget you. Love you forever.
Please keep her sister Silk in your prayers.
RIP Legend pic.twitter.com/jEndEyc8FK
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) January 10, 2023
Conservative actor Robert Davi let the tears flow as well:
So heartbroken and shocked to hear of the passing of Diamond of @DiamondandSilk They are Amazing women and tears flow – RIP dear Diamond Prayers and Love to family and Silk
— Robert Davi (@RobertJohnDavi) January 10, 2023
This list is by no means exhaustive, of course. A quick search on social media reveals thousands upon thousands of heartfelt messages, proof of the impact Diamond had.
The Political Insider Remembers Diamond
Of course, Diamond and her sister’s feisty attitude was celebrated in these pages.
I mean, telling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “Suck it up, Buttercup” is just classic.
.@DiamondandSilk: "If a privately owned bakery has to go against their Christian values to bake a cake, then Mark Zuckerberg is going to have to suck it up buttercup and allow Diamond and Silk to speak our truth." pic.twitter.com/C82PPXYbQW
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 9, 2018
Or even better, when they slammed 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 being waterboarded.
Hilarious and fearless.
I think I can speak for my fellow Insiders when I say Diamond will be missed, and we pray for her surviving sister Herneitha during this devastating loss.
Perhaps a bit of comfort is in knowing that your loved ones made such an impact on the world.
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