Trump says 'very special person' died from China virus

Elias Hubbard
August 1, 2020

Herman Cain, a former CEO and former Republican presidential candidate passed away on Thursday of complications from coronavirus at the age of 74.

"Herman Cain - our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us - has passed away", the editor of his website wrote.

Last month, Cain, who had campaigned for US President Donald Trump, tweeted a photograph of himself at the Tulsa, Oklahoma rally, showing him surrounded by other attendees, none of whom wore a mask.

A post on Mr Cain's Twitter account on Thursday announced the death. He also was active in public policy, where he was the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cain spun his success in the pizza business and as a lobbyist, along with his charismatic personality, into a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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"Because I ran as a Republican for president and the United States Senate, and because I am an outspoken voice of conservatism, an outspoken voice of the Constitution and the laws, I'm being attacked", Cain said. I'm bracing for the cruelty online about how he deserved to get COVID and die because of his politics.

A wave of Twitter users posted that the pizza magnate died "because [Trump] told America a mask wasn't needed", and one person went as far as to claim that Cain was "sacrificed at the altar of Donald Trump".

Every single Trump tweet is met with strong opinionated responses, both supporting and attacking him, and the trend continued today as numerous replies to Trump's tweet followed the tone of ones earlier in the day blaming Trump and the Tulsa rally for Cain's death. She also added, "Our hearts grieve for his loved ones, and they will remain in our prayers at this time. We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith".

In October 2011, a Politico report alleged that two female employees had made complaints about inappropriate behaviour by Cain while he was president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.

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