Trump to visit Fayetteville for celebration of life for Diamond of Diamond and Silk

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Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in Fayetteville on Saturday for the celebration of life for Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway of the Diamond and Silk social media duo.

The event is open to the public, according to announcements on official Diamond and Silk social media accounts.

“They were with me from the beginning, and they never wavered,” Trump says in a video published Wednesday morning on Twitter by the Make American Great Again Inc. political action committee, which is promoting his 2024 election campaign.

“So we’re going to celebrate — Silk will be there. But I’ll be there, and we’re going to celebrate the life of Diamond,” Trump said in the video. See you in North Carolina. Thank you.”

Hardaway died on Jan. 8. She was 51. She and her sister, Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, were two of Trump’s most ardent supporters when he launched his presidential campaign in 2015. They became celebrities on the political right in the years since with their videos and commentary on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Diamond and Silk are from Hoke County, just west of Fayetteville. Hardaway and Richardson's energetic and sassy videos were first produced from Hardaway’s living room.

More:Hoke County’s Lynnette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway, of famous Diamond and Silk, dies at 51

The services for Hardaway will be in the Crown Theatre at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville. This is at 1960 Coliseum Drive.

Doors open at 3 p.m., and the event starts at 4 p.m.

Seating will be first-come, first-served, the announcements say. The Crown Theatre has seating for 2,461 people, according to Community Concerts of Fayetteville, which regularly holds events in the theater.

Tickets are available via this website:

Senior North Carolina reporter Paul Woolverton can be reached at 910-261-4710 and

This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: Trump to visit Fayetteville to celebrate Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway