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Politics

Meet Diamond And Silk, Trump's Warmup Act

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Diamond (left), Silk (center) and Donald Trump (right)

Wednesday night, the Donald Trump road show lands in Fayetteville. He’s holding an event at the Crown Center Coliseum. Before Trump speaks, two women will take the stage, Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson. They’ve become regulars at these rallies and the Fayetteville natives will stand out. They go by the nicknames Diamond and Silk. And they’re Trump’s most well-known African-American supporters. Exit polls show they're in the minority of a minority since the vast majority of African-Americans in general and African-American women in particular vote for Democrats. But Diamond and Silk have a provocative message for this electorate. "It's time to get off the Democrats' plantation."