Diamond and Silk to 'Fox & Friends': O'Rourke's rhetoric 'reminds me of a slave owner'

Fox Nation hosts Diamond and Silk said Friday that former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeButtigieg picks up third congressional endorsement from New York lawmaker Klobuchar hires staff in Nevada Deval Patrick enters 2020 race MORE's (D-Texas) rhetoric reminds them "of a slave owner" after the 2020 presidential hopeful slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE's past comments on undocumented Mexican immigrants. 

The comments from the sister video bloggers, whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, comes one day after O'Rourke attempted to draw a parallel between Trump and the Third Reich. 

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“The president of the United States has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals,” O’Rourke said in a speech in Ames, Iowa, on Thursday. “He then went on to call asylum-seekers animals and an infestation. Now we would not be surprised if in the Third Reich other human beings were described as an infestation, as a cockroach or a pest that you would want to kill.”

"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade played the clip for Diamond and Silk while noting Trump was referring to MS-13 gang members when making the comment around animals and infestation.

“When I listen to Beto O’Rourke, his rhetoric, it reminds me of a slave owner," responded Hardaway, who goes by Diamond. "Anytime you want to tear down existing walls and allow poor people to flow into our country and then having them living in the shadows; they’re working for slave wages. That makes you a slave owner. So he needs to look at himself.”

“And his own rhetoric," Richardson, who goes by Silk, responded. 

O’Rourke, who nearly derailed Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Senate Republicans air complaints to Trump administration on trade deal MORE (R-Texas) in his reelection bid in November, recently announced he had raised $9.4 million in just the first 18 days of his campaign since formally declaring his presidential bid in March.