Trump-loving duo Diamond and Silk are at it again, this time taking Congress to task for refusing to fund the president’s coveted border wall.
In a bizarre video posted to Twitter last week, the sisters, whose real names are Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, accused Congress of “playing games” when comes to America’s national security — a scathing rebuke delivered in the form of a “rap.”
“Silk, what other type of games (does Congress play), girl?” Diamond asks.
“What about hop scotch?” Silk replies.
Diamond continues: “You know what, if the Congress thinks they’re gonna be playing this hippity-hop and hoppity-hip with the American people when it comes to our national security, they’ve got another thing coming! Maybe we need to do a hip-hop for ’em.”
With her sister beat-boxing in the background, Diamond proceeds to “spit bars.”
“You ‘gon build that wall! You gon’ build it tall! You ‘gon fund it all! To protect us all!” she sings.
Their so-called rap quickly hit a nerve with Black Twitter, who compared the sisters’ on-air antics to a live minstrel show.
“What in the step it and fetch it is this?” sports columnist Jemele Hill wrote.
“Are they serious?” another said in response to her tweet. “I wonder how much Fox News is paying them for this minstrel show. Good Lord smh.”
“This buffoonery has to stop!” wrote another.
One man opined: “What the hell is with these two? People will do anything for money it would appear. But for the likes of Individual 1? Why die on that hill?”
“It’s exactly how the GOP sees minorities; coonin’ & bufoonin’ and these 2 have exceeded their expectations,” another critic replied.
The pair, who rose to fame in 2016 after publicly declaring their support for the Republican party, recently secured a web series on Fox News’ new streaming service, where the sisters discuss “events of the day and casual discourse.” The video bloggers have also been vocal supporters of President Donald Trump and campaigned for him during the 2016 election.
Last week, the Democrat-controlled House passed a funding plan to re-open the federal government that did not include the $5.6 billion Trump demanded for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president has since threatened to let the partial shutdown drag on for months until Democrats approve the funding and even suggested declaring a “national emergency” to get the wall built.
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— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 5, 2019