— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 20, 2020
Courtesy of CNBC:
Herman Cain, a former presidential hopeful who was once considered by President Donald Trump for the Federal Reserve, has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus. He was 74.
Cain’s death was announced Thursday on his website by Dan Calabrese, who edits the site and had previously written about his colleague’s diagnosis.
“Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away,” Calabrese said in the blog post.
Cain was among the highest-profile public figures in the United States to have died from Covid-19. A 74-year-old survivor of stage 4 colon cancer, Cain had been a business executive and the board chairman of a branch of Kansas City’s Federal Reserve Bank before moving into Republican politics and eventually becoming a presidential candidate.
Last year, Trump briefly considered picking Cain as his nominee to join the Federal Reserve Board. Cain remained a vocal supporter of Trump’s after his nomination was withdrawn, and he attended the president’s controversial reelection rally in Oklahoma in June, shortly before being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Last we heard the Cain folks were still pretending to be unsure where Cain became infected, but the timeline seems pretty clear.
I imagine that the Trump folks are putting all kinds of pressure on Cain’s family to resist the urge to trace this back to the Tulsa rally, but that is par for the course.
Remember how Stephen Miller refused to accept that his grandmother died from the Coronavirues even though it was listed on her death certificate?
This is the same thing.
We know the score, Donald Trump killed Herman Cain through his arrogance and negligence, and I am not afraid to say it.