Diamond & Silk, the controversial African-American buffoons who have religiously stumped for Trump — including in a recent White House meeting — have been discontinued by Fox News.
Daily Beast reports that the women, who had been contributing to the streaming service Fox Nation for about 18 months (since its inception), were kicked to the curb for espousing loony conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.
In other words, they did exactly what many other Fox News personalities did, but did it while black and without their own show.
Via Daily Beast:
A spokesperson for Fox News did not respond to a request for comment. Diamond & Silk also did not reply when emailed by The Daily Beast.
The sisters’ Fox guest spots have also dried up recently. According to a search of TVEyes, a cable-news monitoring system, Diamond & Silk haven’t appeared on the network since a March 6 interview on Fox & Friends and a March 7 hit on the now-defunct Fox Business Network show hosted by Trish Regan, who was also ditched by Fox after her own comments calling the pandemic an “impeachment scam.”
Diamond & Silk have used their heavy social-media presence to be at the forefront of right-wing misinformation about the COVID-19 outbreak. For instance, during their March 30 livestream, the duo claimed that the number of American coronavirus deaths has been inflated to make Trump look bad.