Diamond and Silk

The women urging Democrats to “ditch and switch” in favor of Donald Trump

Lynette 'Diamond' Hardaway (L) and Rochelle 'Silk' Richardson spoke on stage at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina last month. (YouTube)

You may have seen them on YouTube, feistily “stumping for Trump” on their popular channel, The Viewer’s View. Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — African-American sisters from North Carolina, who go by the nicknames Diamond and Silk — have been on the hustings lately, appealing to Democrats and Independents to switch their allegiances and support GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

The former Democrats, who themselves “ditched” their former allegiance in September, may represent an important strategy to Trump’s campaign in the coming months, as he aims to convert attendees at his raucous rallies to voters. To that end, the women have even created a Ditch and Switch website and other Trump supporters have taken to Twitter to proclaim their new allegiances and encourage others to do the same.

The Trump campaign denies it’s behind the strategy, however. “It’s happening organically,”  Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump told The New York Times.

Read the full story at The New York Times.


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