Trump Attends ‘Diamond’ Funeral Service, Says World Lost A ‘Star’

The former president said he didn't really know Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway's sister, Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, the other half of the the pro-Trump entertainment duo "Diamond and Silk."
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) listens as Lynette 'Diamond' Hardaway (L) and Rochelle 'Silk' Richardson praise him during a news conference and meeting with African American supporters in the Cabinet Room at the White House February 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. The president talked about the economic advances African Americans have made under his administration, about the government's response to the global coronavirus threat and how dishonest he thinks the news media can be to him. He did not answer reporters' questions about the S&P 500 taking its worst loss in almost nine years. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Hardaway, 51, died suddenly Jan. 8.
  • Trump was among a several Republicans who spoke Saturday at the memorial service in North Carolina.
  • “The world has lost one of its brightest stars but I see that we have another star who was equal to but she stepped up and she is different,” Trump reportedly said. “I thought I knew them both, I didn’t. I knew Diamond, but I didn’t know Silk at all. I just learned about Silk. You’re fantastic, you’re going to carry on beyond, beyond anybody’s wildest imaginations.”
  • The former president has been pictured with the duo numerous times, including in the White House’s Oval Office.

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