Enterprise government and Tea Occasion activist Herman Cain, as soon as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, has died from coronavirus after attending President Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally final month.
“Herman Cain — our boss, our pal, like a father to so many people — has handed away,” a assertion posted to his web site mentioned. “We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a tough struggle. He had hassle respiration and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. All of us prayed that the preliminary meds they gave him would get his respiration again to regular, however it grew to become clear fairly rapidly that he was in for a battle.”
Cain examined constructive for coronavirus simply 12 days after attending a extremely controversial rally President Donald Trump held in Tulsa, Oklahoma in opposition to the recommendation of well being consultants. Photographs of Cain on the occasion confirmed he was not carrying a masks.
Cain later defended his choice to attend the rally, writing, “The media labored very onerous to scare folks out of attending the Trump marketing campaign rally final Saturday night time in Tulsa.”
On the identical day he went to the hospital, he praised South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for not requiring masks at an upcoming Trump marketing campaign occasion.
“Masks won’t be obligatory for the occasion, which might be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!” he mentioned on the time.