Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is dead from the coronavirus.
Above: Cain in Tulsa from his website.
The announcement was made on his website.
According to Axios:
Cain, the co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, was in a high-risk group due to his history with cancer. Cain’s positive coronavirus test came less than two weeks after he attended President Trump’s controversial June 20 campaign rally in Tulsa, where he tweeted a picture of himself without a mask.
- Public health officials had warned that the large-scale rally could infect many and put lives at risk.
- It’s unclear whether Cain contracted the virus at the Trump rally.
- While in the hospital, Cain commented on a July 4 celebration at Mt. Rushmore, tweeting: “Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!”