Conservatives were devastated earlier this month by the death of political activist and regular Fox News guest Lynette Hardaway, better known as Diamond.
Diamond was known for being a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, and he was reportedly left “heartbroken” by her loss.
Trump paid for memorial service
According to the Western Standard, Trump’s reaction was recalled by Diamond’s sister, Rochelle “Silk” Richardson at a memorial service in North Carolina this past weekend.
Silk talks about how DJT told her to have whatever she wants for Diamonds funeral and he would cover the costs. I love this man 🥰 pic.twitter.com/wjkeno8GWZ
— 🇺🇸Natalie🇺🇸 (@badd_blondie) January 21, 2023
“I got to tell this,” Silk told attendees. “And I pray and hope that it is OK with President Trump because, he does things and it don’t get out in public, and now that I have the world’s attention, I have to say this.”
“When I told him that Diamond had passed, he said, ‘ohhh,’ he was heartbroken,” she said. “He said, ‘OK, we’re going to have a nice gathering for her, a nice funeral,’ and I said oh no we don’t have a body.”
Biden slammed for refusing to acknowledge Diamond’s passing
“We followed her wishes and we cremated her,” Silk explained, adding, “He said ‘OK, I want you to do whatever you want, I want you to have the best of whatever you want, and whatever you want Diamond would have, and I don’t want you to worry about paying for nothing.'”
The Western Journal noted that Silk went on to praise Trump’s decision to attend the service, saying, “This is what a president is supposed to do. See, Jim Crow Joe Biden ain’t called me yet. He ain’t gonna call me.”
Lara Trump is the former president’s daughter-in law, and The Fayetteville Observer reported that she spoke fondly of Diamond.
“We know the impact, we know the legacy, we know how much [Diamond] loved this country, how much she loved the people in this country. And she was willing to stand up and fight every day.” – @LaraLeaTrump
— Real America’s Voice (RAV) (@RealAmVoice) January 21, 2023
Lara Trump: “We love you, Diamond”
“We all know the qualities that make a diamond,” Trump was quoted as saying. “They shine, they sparkle, they are radiant, they are rare.”
“My friends, we all had the opportunity to be in the presence of the most brilliant diamond of all,” she continued, declaring, “We love you, Diamond.”
The Observer added that former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson addressed the event via a previously recorded video message.
Carson spoke positively of Diamond’s “courage” and praised the activist’s willingness to publicly defend conservative views.