Donald Trump has announced that he will preside over the memorial service for Diamond of the political vlogging duo Diamond and Silk.
“They were with me from the beginning and they never wavered,” Mr Trump said.
The memorial is set to take place in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday.
Diamond, whose legal name was Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway, passed away on 8 January at the age of 51.
“Please join us on Saturday, January 21, in Fayetteville, North Carolina – she loved that state and so do I, as we celebrate the life of Diamond,” Mr Trump said in a video shared on social media. “She lived it in a credible way and we're gonna have a wonderful celebration and ceremony. All of Diamond’s family and Silk, we love Silk, her sister. She loved her sister so much and they loved each other.”
And they really loved the world. They were with me from the beginning and they never wavered. So we're gonna celebrate, Silk will be there, but I'll be there, and we're going to celebrate the life of Diamond,” he added.
“Really bad news for Republicans and frankly, all Americans,” Mr Trump posted on his social media site Truth Social when he announced her passing. “Our beautiful Diamond, of Diamond and Silk, has just passed away at her home in the State she loves so much, North Carolina.”
Calling her the “Magnificent Diamond,” he said that her sister Silk Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway was there “with her all the way, and at her passing”.
“There was no better team anywhere or at any time!” the former president wrote, as he shared the news of the demise of the conservative commentator.
“Diamond’s death was totally unexpected, probably her big and precious heart just plain gave out. Rest in peace our Magnificent Diamond, you will be greatly missed!”