The Fox News Channel has reportedly fired the pro-Trump duo of Diamond & Silk.
The fiery pundits who skyrocketed in fame during President Trump’s 2016 presidential election were regular contributors on Fox’s digital platform, Fox Nation.
However, according to a new report, Fox is cutting ties with the duo after “the pair appeared to muse whether Chinese coronavirus deaths in the U.S. were inflated to reflect poorly on President Donald Trump.”
“What I need to know is how many people have passed away in New York, and what I need to know is: Who has the bodies?” Diamond said during an online segment on March 30th. “I need for somebody that does investigative work to call the morgues. To call the funeral homes. We need to know, because I don’t trust anything else that comes out of his mouth now… Something’s not right here. Something is off here.”
“Is this being deliberately spread? Look, I’m not being a conspiracy theorist, this is real, but I’m asking my own questions. What the hell is going on?” Diamond added.
The report was first carried by The Daily Beast who was told by their sources the duo will not be returning.
“After what they’ve said and tweeted you won’t be seeing them on Fox Nation or Fox News anytime soon,” the Daily Beast’s source said.
President Trump showed his support early Tuesday morning by tweeting he “loved” Diamond and Silk. “But I love Diamond & Silk, and so do millions of people!” Trump said.
But I love Diamond & Silk, and so do millions of people! https://t.co/RBX9bmFIwH
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2020
After the news of Fox’s actions became public, Diamond & Silk posted a picture of them praying with President Trump along with a caption that reads “The devil meant it for evil but God is turning it around for our good.”
"The devil meant it for evil but God is turning it around for our good" pic.twitter.com/b1vaFzvLX0
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) April 28, 2020
At the time of this writing, neither Fox News nor the pair have commented directly on the report.