Lynette "Diamond" Hardaway and Rochelle "Silk" Richardson who "stump for Trump" in a series of feisty, irreverent YouTube video rants, which at times are NSFW due to language, have launched a new movement on social media.
The North Carolina sisters want Democrats to "ditch and switch" so they can vote for billionaire businessman Donald Trump in the presidential primary. In a new video, they claim this is necessary to circumvent what they describe as media bias and trickery being waged against Donald Trump.
In particular, Diamond and Silk are huge fans of Donald Trump's economic message, especially his vow to bring jobs back to America, which they feel will be particularly important for the African American community. They also support his plan to secure the southern border with a wall.
According to Diamond and Silk, otherwise or formerly known as the "we be sisters," it's time for similarly situated voters in the silent majority to "ditch the Democrat plantation" and switch their registration, now, to Republican in those states with closed primaries.
In a closed primary, which is in effect in many states, Republicans can only vote for Republicans and Democrats for Democrats. An open primary allows the voter, Democrat, Republican, independent, or whatever, to decide which presidential primary in which to cast a ballot. Party affiliation is thus not a prerequisite to participate.
To practice what they preach, Diamond and Silk recently uploaded a video which chronicled their trip to the local Board of Elections to switch their party registration from Democrat to Republican, so they can vote for Donald Trump -- himself a former Democrat -- in the primary.
They are encouraging their followers to do the same in closed primary states to enable the real estate mogul and ex-reality TV star to win the GOP nomination for president.
The sisters developed a sizable social media following, in part, after uploading a video blasting Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly for, in their view, trying to destroy Donald Trump's presidential campaign by accusing him of misogyny during the first GOP debate; this viral video received more than one million YouTube hits.
Their latest video promoting ditch and switch, which speaks for itself, is embedded below.
While Donald Trump lost some momentum after what most observers deemed a lackluster performance in the second GOP debate that aired on CNN, he still leads the Republican field, although Dr. Ben Carson and business executive Carly Fiorina, along with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, appear to be gaining a lot of ground. Polling data along with some anecdotal information seems to suggest that Donald Trump has an appeal to a segment of Democrats and independents along with a significant share, thus far, of the GOP electorate.
In a press conference today at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump rolled out his tax simplification/reform plan that he admitted would personally cost him a fortune.
The plan would eliminate federal tax for unmarried persons who earn less than $25,000 and married couples earning $50,000 or less. Those taxpayers would merely have to submit a one-page form to the IRS containing the pithy and triumphant words, "I win."
Trump's proposal would eliminate the marriage penalty and the estate tax (a.k.a. the death tax) while also doing away with tax-avoiding loopholes and many deductions. It would reduce corporate taxes to encourage business to return their bank accounts to the U.S., rather than dumping cash in offshore tax shelters, and creates four tax brackets, the highest which would be 25 percent.
Given that there are about 92 million Americans -- an all-time high -- who have left the labor force entirely according to the government's own statistics, Donald Trump also suggested that the true unemployment rate in the U.S. could actually be in the 20 to 40 percent range.
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