Who are Diamond and Silk? A look at the social media pair who laud Trump |


They have feuded with Facebook, been defended by Sen. Ted Cruz and were mentioned by Mark Zuckerberg in remarks before Congress. They are Diamond and Silk.

Diamond and Silk are African-American sisters, Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who became known during the 2016 presidential campaign for their unwavering support of Donald Trump.

They found a new audience last week when Republican lawmakers pressed Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, on the sisters’ accusation that the social media giant was discriminating against them for their beliefs. (The company says that is not true.)

Here is a brief guide to Diamond and Silk and their troubles with Facebook.

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