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GOP Rep. Steve King Bringing Diamond of ‘Diamond and Silk’ to State of the Union Address

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he is bringing Diamond, of “Diamond and Silk,” as his guest to the State of the Union address. King came under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike earlier this year for remarks he made in defense of white supremacy in a January New York Times profile. Diamond and Silk—real names née Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson—are conservative African-American vloggers and social-media personalities. The always-coordinated duo have been vocal supporters of President Donald Trump and are frequent guests on Fox News. The two recently launched their own commentary show on the channel’s new streaming service “Fox Nation.”