Video of Donald Trump saying he’s “just learned” about silk has been viewed 1 million times

A video in which former President Donald Trump said he “just found out about Hernitha Hardaway,” better known as media personality “Silk,” went viral after she spoke at a memorial service for her sister Ineitha.

In the clip, Trump praised both Ineitha and Hernitha Hardaway Richardson, known as conservative commentators Diamond and Silk, at the service, held Saturday at the Crown Theater in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Trump was among the conservative figures who attended the event and paid tribute to Hardaway, whose death was announced on Jan. 12. She was 51 years old when she died.

Hardaway’s cause of death was not released, although Herneitha denied claims she died from COVID-19.

Diamond and Silk with Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump speaks as social media personalities Lynnette Hardaway (L) and Rochelle Richardson (2-L), also known as Diamond and Silk, during a meeting with African American leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Listening DC, February 27, 2020. Trump was a keynote speaker at the memorial.

An edited clip of Trump’s speech was shared on Twitter by former Republican and federal attorney Ron Filipkowski, where the former president admitted he didn’t know Herneitha well.

He said: “The world has lost one of its brightest stars, a real star. We have another star that is the same but she has risen and she is different.

“I’m serious, I thought I knew them both, but I didn’t. I knew Diamond, but I didn’t know Silk at all. I just found out about Silk. You are amazing, you will continue beyond the wildest imagination.”

Since the edited clip was shared on Twitter late Saturday, January 21, it has been viewed more than a million times.

At the event, Herneitha told attendees that Trump offered to pay for the entire event.

At the event, the commentator also appeared to question the events surrounding her sister’s death, adding, “As soon as Diamond hung up her phone, she said to me, ‘I can’t breathe.’ It was sudden, out of nowhere, and without warning.”

Herneitha said she cared for her sister while she was on the phone to 999 and that emergency services arrived but were unable to save her life even though they “did everything they could.”

She later continued, “Well, what I want to say to everyone is, don’t you dare call me a conspiracy theorist, because I saw it happen, I saw it happen, I was there, when it happened and it happened suddenly. I want America, wake up and watch out, something’s wrong. It’s time to examine what’s really going on here. And get some answers as to why our people are suddenly dropping dead.”

The media personality also said, “Rather than asking whether Americans are vaccinated or unvaccinated, the real question to ask is, ‘Are Americans poisoned?’

“In the wild, when they want to depopulate and sterilize a large group of animals, they usually inject one animal and that one animal infects the rest of the animals.”

Her statements were shared online among vaccine skeptics and viewed by millions of people.

Diamond and Silk have previously made unsubstantiated claims about COVID-19 and the vaccines against the virus.

The duo’s statements contrast with Trump, who has gone on record saying he’s been vaccinated and praising the launch of the vaccination program in the US, which has angered many of his supporters.

There is no evidence to support their claims that the COVID-19 vaccine can somehow infect and poison those who have not been vaccinated against the virus.

The term, better known as vaccine shedding, is the release of a component inside or outside the body and can only occur when a vaccine contains a live, weakened version of the virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “None of the vaccines approved for use in the United States contain a live virus. mRNA and viral vector vaccines are the two types of currently approved COVID-19 vaccines available.”

A January 2022 John Hopkins Medicine post said that the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are β€œvery safe and very likely to cause serious or fatal cases to prevent COVID-19”.

It added: “Approximately 12 months of data, including data from tens of thousands of clinical trial participants, show the vaccines are safe and effective in preventing serious illness or death from COVID-19.”

However, the FDA noted that due to possible blood clots following administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC updated its recommendations in December 2021 and that Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccine was preferred over it.

news week has reached out to Diamond and Silk for comment. Video of Donald Trump saying he’s “just learned” about silk has been viewed 1 million times

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