Trump Supporters ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ Called Out for Lying During Congressional Hearing (Video)

Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as “Diamond and Silk,” are two social media figures who’ve made quite the name for themselves being extremely vocal supporters of Donald Trump.

The two are facing a congressional hearing over allegations they’ve made claiming that Facebook has censored them based on their conservative beliefs.

After all, as we all know, when things aren’t going how conservatives want them to, claim some sort of absurd conspiracy.

Well, during their congressional testimony, the duo was asked whether or not they were paid by the Trump campaign in any way whatsoever.

“You have never been paid by the Trump campaign?” Rep. Shelia Lee Jackson (D-TX) asked.

“We have never been paid by the Trump campaign!” Hardaway said, clearly agitated.

“Not $5, not $100?” Jackson replied. “Not $1,274.94?”

“We have never been paid!” Hardaway yelled.

Had Hardaway been a rational person who cared about telling the truth, she would have probably realized that Jackson’s very specific $1,274.94 total she mentioned was an amount clearly indicating that she had some sort of evidence that contradicted her claims the two had never been paid by Trump’s campaign.

Nevertheless, Hardaway continued to deny they received any payments.

Later, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) brought up FEC filings showing that Trump’s campaign had, in fact, paid her $1,274.94. Meaning that when she denied ever being paid, she was lying under oath — aka committing perjury.

Ms. Richardson comically accused Jeffries of falling for “fake news” despite the fact he was reading directly from an official FEC filing by Trump’s campaign.

Because that makes sense.

Then again, they’re Trump supporters. So it makes sense they’d claim “fake news,” not because the news is actually fake, but because they simply don’t like what the facts are.

However, to make this all more comical than it already was, after denying they had been paid by Trump’s campaign, Richardson then admitted they were simply reimbursed for travel. Apparently unaware that, if true, that still counts as being paid by Trump. 

I don’t have to point out the irony of these two women testifying before Congress, claiming they were “censored” by Facebook over their conservative beliefs (which is utterly ridiculous in and of itself), only to get caught committing perjury by lying about the fact that they received funds from Trump’s campaign.

Does any of this really matter? No.

The only reason I wrote this article was the fact that these two ardent Trump supporters provided a great example of the type of hostile, reality-deprived mindset I’ve seen from so many people who back this “president.”

They cite conspiracies, portray themselves as the perpetual victim, and claim “fake news” whenever facts are presented that they don’t like.

While it’s unlikely that either Hardaway or Richardson will be formally charged with perjury, I still got a good laugh at these two frauds getting busted lying under oath as supporters of someone who, if he ever has the courage to do the very same thing (which is unlikely because he’s a pathological-lying coward), would almost certainly perjure himself, as well.

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Watch the exchange below:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.