These ladies gave back as good as they got — and then some.
When the social media stars and Donald Trump supporters Diamond and Silk testified Thursday in front of the House Judiciary Committee, they encountered a hostility from Democrat reps that would have outraged liberals if Republicans had been doing the questioning.
But the two sisters whose real names are Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson didn’t back down an inch.
In a furious exchange with George Democrat Hank Johnson — a man so ignorant he once apparently thought the island of Guam might tip over — Diamond (Hardaway) and Silk (Richardson) made it clear they weren’t taking any nonsense.
They were appearing before the committee as part of the public investigation into the practices of social media platforms like Facebook, and their sometimes-chilling impact on political content.
On Thursday, Diamond and Silk showed they are dangerous — not to some amorphous “community,” but to pretentious liberal Democrats who make the mistake of talking down to the two articulate women.
Johnson and his condescending act didn’t come off well at all.
“I’ve always heard that diamonds are a girl’s best friend…,” he began at one point.
Diamond, aka Hardaway, exploded.
“They’re hard, too. And if I got to be hard with you and firm, I will,” she said. “You’re not going to brush us off and dismiss us like we don’t have merit here. These people censored us for no reason. They put limitations on our page for no reason. And that was wrong …”
“Patronizing” isn’t the word for how Johnson, a liberal Democrat, treated these two black women.
But Diamond laid out the reality of the situation so clearly any American could see it — even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, if he would admit it.
“Let me just say this here,” she said at one point, according to RealClear Politics. “If the shoe was on the other foot and Mark Zuckerberg was a conservative, and we were liberals, oh all fences and all chains would have broke loose. You know it and I know it. What I find appalling is these Democrats don’t want to take up for our voice because we support the president …”
Diamond nailed it.
If a social media site had censored a page critical of Trump, the whole story would be different.
If a white Republican, God forbid, had spoken to two black women with the dismissive tone Johnson used on Diamond and Silk, all hell would have broken loose.
But because they’re African-Americans who support Donald Trump, the mainstream media and liberal lawmakers think they don’t have to show an ounce of respect.
Fortunately, these two ladies showed them how wrong they were.
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