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Diamond & Silk lose Fox News gig after pushing coronavirus conspiracies

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 4/28/2020 Caitlin Yilek

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Fox News has reportedly cut ties with outspoken Trump-supporting duo Diamond & Silk.

“After what they’ve said and tweeted you won’t be seeing them on Fox Nation or Fox News anytime soon,” a source with knowledge of the split told the Daily Beast.

Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson regularly appeared on Fox News and have long been contributors to the network’s streaming service Fox Nation. The duo, who vigorously defend President Trump on social media, provided weekly videos for Fox Nation that appeared on the streaming service “like clockwork” until earlier this month, the Daily Beast reported Monday.

No new episodes have been added since April 7. Before then, the sisters never missed a week posting new episodes since December 2018. The duo last appeared on Fox News on March 6 and Fox Business Network on March 7.

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Fox News did not respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.

Diamond & Silk have used their platform to spread misinformation about the coronavirus, claiming the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States has been inflated to damage Trump. Silk has questioned whether the virus was part of a “little deep-state action going on behind the scenes.”

A day after their last Fox Nation episode was posted, Twitter removed one of their tweets for violating its rules against coronavirus misinformation. The tweet called for people to expose themselves to the virus.

“Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!” they wrote.

They’ve also promoted the conspiracy that 5G technology was being used to infect people with the virus.

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