Fox News' Diamond & Silk claim coronavirus deaths are increasing to make Donald Trump look bad

Because parody is meta-criticism, we now have meta-disinformation from Fox News. Doubtless this is timed to respond to Yamiche Alcindor’s questioning of IMPOTUS* at his rally-pressers.

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SILK: In a matter of two weeks, over 1,000 people supposedly died from the coronavirus. In a two weeks time period, over 1,000 people after being tested positive have died from the coronavirus. But it took 39 days, from January all the way up to February the 29th I believe —

DIAMOND: For the first person.

SILK: For the first person to die. Here's another thing —

DIAMOND: Come on.

SILK: Here's another thing. My president said on March the 24th, Tuesday this past week, my president said that he would love for America to be back up and running.

DIAMOND: I knew this was going to happen. I knew after he said this this was going to happen. Go ahead.

SILK: At the time he said it there was 25,489 cases with 307 deaths. Instantaneously, you had the media calling President Trump out, he wanted open by Easter, he want this open by Easter – me and you was talking, I said now watch the number of deaths go up —

DIAMOND: Right.

SILK: Watch everything increase because they wanted to make it look bad in front of our eyes.

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“I’m tired of you all playing the race card.”

Diamond and Silk Act of 2019

In June 2019, House Representative Steve King joined with Diamond and Silk to introduce the Diamond and Silk Act, an anti–sanctuary city bill.[35][36][37] When Diamond and Silk were asked what they thought of King retweeting white supremacists, Hardaway responded, “I’m tired of you all playing the race card.”[37] The bill failed to pass the House vote and garnered backlash from both left and right wing media.

The conservative news magazine Washington Examiner criticized King for mocking homelessness and veteran's issues with the bill,[38] and described the Diamond and Silk Act of 2019 as being “named for a clownish YouTube duo who have leveraged their online popularity into regular appearances on Fox News”. [39]

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Artist and activist Bree Newsome has described Hardaway and Richardson as “a modern-day minstrel show” and stated in an interview that the pair's presentation relies on “stereotypical images of black women”.[46] Keith Boykin argued that, “the way they speak, the way they talk and act and behave [… if they] were saying anything that was contradictory to Trump, the Trump supporters who defend them would be the first to attack them.” Boykin argued that conservatives give attention to Hardaway and Richardson because they “only want to listen to the people who reaffirm their narrow, limited vision of what blackness is all about and how black people should perceive white people and specifically how they should perceive Donald Trump.”[46]

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