The memorial for Lynette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway, half of the pro-Trump vlogging duo ‘Diamond and Silk,’ took a dark turn on Saturday as her sister, Rochelle ‘Silk’ Richardson, detailed the late 51-year-old’s final moments and alluded to a nefarious poisoning plot she claims caused her death.
The three-hour service held in North Carolina saw hundreds of Make America Great Again (MAGA) figures in attendance, including the former U.S. President himself, and featured musical performances and talks from conservative figureheads.
The right-wing tribute to Diamond took a turn however as prominent anti-vaxxer and Diamond’s sister Silk took the stage – questioning whether Americans are being poisoned spurring Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to demand an investigation into the COVID vaccine.
Trump followed the radical speech, throwing his support behind Silk, whom he admitted he had ‘just learned about’ despite meeting her on several occasions with her sister Diamond.
‘Instead of asking if Americans are vaxxed or unvaxxed, the real question to ask is: Are Americans being poisoned?’ Silk asked the pro-Trump crowd filled with friends and family.
‘In the wild, when they want to depopulate and sterilize a large group of animals, they usually inject one animal, and that one animal infect the rest of the animals,’ Silk said, suggesting, without evidence, that the COVID-19 vaccine creates harm.
‘People are dropping dead around here, and nobody is talking about it! They are dropping dead suddenly and unexpectedly.’
Following the impassioned call to action on the vaccine, Silk paid homage to the former U.S. president remembering the close relationship the three shared going as far as to say that he ‘treated us just like the other children – Eric, Don Jr, Tiffany.’
But as Trump paid tribute to Diamond, describing her as one of the world’s ‘brightest stars’ he admits he ‘didn’t know Silk at all’ despite meeting her countless times.
‘The world has lost one of its brightest stars but I see that we have another star who was equal to but she stepped up and she is different,’ Trump said.
‘I’m serious I thought I knew them both, I didn’t, I knew Diamond, but I didn’t know Silk at all I just learned about Silk, you’re fantastic, you’re going to carry on beyond, beyond anybody’s wildest imaginations.’
Pictures of the three together have resurfaced, showing Trump with the duo at the White House on several occasions and on the campaign trail with Trump.