Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known by their stage name Diamond and Silk, are an American duo mainly active as video bloggers and YouTube personalities. Hardaway and her co-host Richardson are former Democrats. They are biological sisters from North Carolina who say they stand with the silent majority, voicing their opinions about “media bias, political babble, and repetitive political tactics that they feel the average American is tired of being subjected to.” They were special guest speakers at the Lincoln/Reagan Dinner on Saturday at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel. Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, host for the annual event, said no guests have ever created more excitement and enthusiasm than Diamond and Silk.
The keynote speaker, Senator Rick Santorum, was sensational as he talked about the optimism in the country and the vision being laid out by the Trump Administration. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick was dynamic as always when he spoke about the traditional conservative values of the Republican Party. Lisa Hendrickson, Chairman of the Denton County Republican Party was at her usual charming best as she set up some surprises and humorous dialogue for the guests on stage. Another fabulous addition to the evening was Chuck Norris, famous martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. It was a star-studded evening that filled the huge ballroom to capacity. The accompanying video was filmed just before the festivities began and, due to all the excitement around us, started without an introduction of the famous sisters.
Diamond and Silk came to wider prominence in 2015 as supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump after posting a video criticizing former Fox News host Megyn Kelly for asking what they considered irrelevant questions during the first GOP candidate debate. While they are not formally affiliated with the Trump campaign or paid by it, they have been urging other supporters of Trump to follow suit on social media and at rallies. The duo first joined Donald Trump as the Stump for Trump Girls on stage at his Raleigh, North Carolina rally on December 4, 2015. They later riled up the crowd at the Trump rally on January 2, 2016, in Biloxi, Mississippi.
On November 2, 2016, Diamond and Silk appeared with Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on behalf of the Trump campaign. Diamond and Silk are commentators on their YouTube channel “The Viewers View” where they candidly tell you exactly how they view modern day topics appearing anywhere and across various platforms, oftentimes with parental advisory and a common sense approach without the use of the political correctness so prevalent in modern day media. On the Viewer’s View they speak their minds 100% without sound bites, and often right from the heart, because to do anything less would be an injustice to the supporters with whom their message resonates. “The time has arrived for America to awaken from ‘liberal intoxication,’ Diamond said, adding, “We have been stumbling around in a drunken stupor for much too long, allowing liberals to turn the American dream into an “American nightmare.”
Listen to Diamond and Silk as they spoke to Bob Weir when they all attended the recent Lincoln/Reagan Dinner. Click onto the hyperlink below:
Videography and by and courtesy of Netsky Rodriguez.
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Annette Weir, a/k/a Netsky Rodriguez, originally from Long Island, New York, worked in administration at a private hospital. She moved to Texas and assumed a position at Children’s Hospital in Dallas in their Pediatric Neurology division. A few years later took a position at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she worked in Adult Neurology administration. Annette is currently working with her husband Bob as videographer, covering people in the news who are making a difference in the lives of others in the North Texas area and throughout the country.
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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”