CNN host Don Lemon introduced the country at large on Tuesday to a pair of North Carolina video bloggers who have gained attention within conservative circles for their vocal support for Donald Trump, leading to them being nicknamed the “Stump For Trump Girls.”
“We have people going into movie theaters shooting it up, Don,” said Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway, who appeared alongside Viewers View co-host Rochelle “Silk” Richardson. “We’ve got to secure this border. We have to make America great again. and the only way that we can do that is with Donald Trump.”
The duo came to the attention of conservative news outlets after posting a video criticizing Fox host Megyn Kelly for pressing Trump regarding his history of sexist comments during last week’s GOP candidate debate.
“I don’t know why you’re gonna make this here a part of your forum [last Thursday]. You know, perhaps you don’t need to be hosting debates,” Hardaway said in her commentary against Kelly. “Maybe it’s time for us to file Kelly and make her go back to reporting news at the local news, try Sesame Street. Maybe you should go back and report news for Sesame Street and have a debate with them.”
Hardaway told Berliner that, while she and her co-host have both voted for Democrats in the past, they would switch to the Republicans if Trump is elected.
“We have our own minds and we can no longer be spoon fed. We can pick up our own forks and eat for ourselves,” Hardaway said. “We have our own minds to think for ourselves. Stop believing everything those Democrats tell you.”
At the same time, the duo criticized Texas police officer Brian Encinia last month for his actions in arresting activist Sandra Bland. Bland was found dead three days after the encounter inside a jail cell. Authorities have said that Bland killed herself.
“Even though we know all lives matter, in this case, this black life mattered,” Hardaway said. “And this white man ain’t gonna get to do that to this black girl.”
Hardaway and Richardson have also defended comedian Bill Cosby after numerous allegations of rape against him, and supported activist Bree Newsome for taking down a Confederate battle flag by hand from outside the South Carolina state Capitol.
Hardaway also criticized the Supreme Court this past June, accusing it of emphasizing marriage equality instead of black equality when it ruled that bans against same-sex marriage were unconstitutional.
“If you wanted to push an issue, what you should have been pushing is changing this damn justice system, because this whole damn system is flawed,” she said. “If you want to push something, how about pushing releasing some of these black African-American men that’s locked up in jail for selling weed and marijuana? Because they weren’t doing nothing but the same thing that these white people are doing every week on TV in Colorado selling weed, and they’re doing it on national TV. You all hadn’t busted them, you hadn’t arrested them, but you got our men locked up.”
The show’s page has also featured examples of transphobic posts, such as an image featuring a disparaging comparison between Michael Jackson and Caitlyn Jenner, as seen below:
In another post, they also express skepticism regarding Jacob Lemay, a 5-year-old trans boy who was allowed by his parents to express his gender identity. The article featured in the post contains statements by a Brown University professor indicating that these types of decisions can benefit children in Jacob’s situation.
However, the hosts ask, “How in the hell is the parents going to be able to explain how boys have virginals [sic] and bleeds from it every 28 days? This child is 5 years old and is suppose to be morally guided by her parents. This is like her walking up to her parents and saying, “mom and dad I’m a puppy.” Do this means that the parent is suppose to say o.k., go buy her a outside dog house and transform her into a dog???”
A screenshot of the post can be seen below:
Watch Lemon interview Richardson and Hardaway, as posted online, below.
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That era is coming to an end with Biden hiring experienced professionals instead family members, which troubles Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, who fears there will be a double-standard of coverage.
Kurtz complained about the harsh treatment Ivanka and Jared have received during an appearance on Fox News on Friday.
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Video obtained by TMZ shows President Donald Trump getting angry during his Thanksgiving golf game as he hit a ball into a pond on his golf course in Sterling, Virginia.
The video shows the president taking a few practice swings with his club before finally hitting the ball -- which proceeds to drop right into the water.
"Ah sh*t," Trump can be heard saying. "I hate this f*cking hole!"
"Maybe Trump was off his game because he's still so pissed off about the election," TMZ speculates. "He was tweeting up a storm, again claiming he won the election, saying, 'Just saw the vote tabulations. There is NO WAY Biden got 80,000,000 votes!!! This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION.'"