Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies after battling with the coronavirus. Cain was once considered by President Trump for the Federal Reserve. After being hospitalized with the virus, he died at the age of 74.
Cain’s death was announced on his website by Dan Calabrese on Thursday. Calabrese is an editor for the site and he previously announced his colleague’s diagnosis. Also Read– Trump struggles in latest polls
“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” Calabrese said in the blog post. “We all prayed so hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord would call him home, but we really liked having him here with us, and we held out hope he’d have a full recovery.”
Herman Cain was diagnosed after attending Tulsa rally
Cain is one of the highest-profile public figures in the United States to have died from the coronavirus. Before his diagnosis, Cain had attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which had taken place despite safety concerns.
Cain posted a picture of himself at the Tulsa rally surrounded by supporters, none of whom were wearing face masks of protective gear.
A July 2 statement from Cain’s social media accounts announcing his hospitalization said, “There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.” The Trump campaign said after Cain’s diagnosis that he had not met with the president at the Tulsa rally.
The President’s campaign said that everyone attending the event had their temperatures taken at entry, and that masks and hand sanitizer was provided but not required to be used. Furthermore, the campaign revealed before the event that six members of the team involved in preparations tested positive for the virus.