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Political correctness was out the window at Trump event in Perry

Diamond and Silk only had 10 viewers at the start

YouTube personalities Diamond and Silk share how they got started before hammering home the political commentary that they're known for on their YouTube Channel, "The Viewers View."
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YouTube personalities Diamond and Silk share how they got started before hammering home the political commentary that they're known for on their YouTube Channel, "The Viewers View."

Outspoken African-American television and YouTube personalities were in town Sunday to stump for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Omarosa Manigault, who competed on Trump’s television show, “The Apprentice,” and YouTube commentators Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of about 75 assembled at the Houston Lake Country Club.

The women, all former Democrats, are part of the Trump/Pence diversity tour that has been making its way around the country in an attempt to woo the minority vote.

Omarosa, who goes by her first name, is also a Baptist preacher. She said Trump is a friend worth defending. She said he has a good heart and a “passion for making this country great again.”

Diamond and Silk urged others to ditch the Democratic party for Trump. The sisters from North Carolina spoke their minds and threw political correctness out the window.

The sisters shared the same type of political commentary as on their YouTube channel, “The Viewers View.”

“I’m tired of being up under the bus, and you know I’m not trying to talk about Obama,” Diamond said.

Silk interject, “That’s right.”

Diamond continued, “Because there ain’t no sense crying over spilled milk. ... We’re going to bring somebody in like Donald J. Trump that can clean up the milk.”

Another time, Diamond quipped that America didn’t need “ovaries” in the White House but “balls.” She also called Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a “crook.” She said it’s time to “get off the Democratic plantation” and vote for Trump.

Cele Eifert, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, traveled from Peach Tree City for the event.

“I wanted to hear Diamond and Silk and Omarosa ... because I’m Trump fan, I’m a fan of both Omarosa and Diamond and Silk, and I follow them on social media,” Bifert said.

Has she always been a Trump fan?

“I liked Trump since he did ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ ” Bifert said. “He wasn’t my top choice ... but now that Trump has become the nominee, I fully support him.”

The event was sponsored by the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, Houston County GOP Outreach Committee and Women for Trump/Pence.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser

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