[COMMENTARY] Herman Cain’s Twitter Account Gets Ratioed For Mask Tweet
After Herman Cain died at the end of July from the coronavirus, many people wondered if that would change the minds of the more skeptical members of the Cult of Trump, who vehemently oppose mask regulations and stay home orders. Cain famously attended Trump’s Tulsa rally and did not wear a mask. Three weeks later, the rally was deemed a superspreader event after several outbreaks were recorded around the state. Several of Trump’s staffers were forced to quarantine as a result of attending the event. However, Herman Cain was hospitalized soon after returning from Tulsa, and while he had recovered from cancer, the coronavirus was listed as his official cause of death.
Soon after his passing, his Twitter account was taken over by a group who call themselves “The Cain Gang“, which is comprised of various members of his former staff. They made the dubious announcement via Twitter.
There is news from Cain HQ. The mission continues… https://t.co/LnxmoZDHRu
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) August 12, 2020
Apparently, Twitter-savvy wasn’t a requirement to work for Herman Cain. On Friday, The Cain Gang tweeted a link to an article regarding a man being removed from a library for refusing to wear a mask. “It’s time for the obsessive mask-wearing to wear off” the tweet read.
It's time for the obsessive mask-wearing to wear off. https://t.co/wrSDRoOt4d
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) September 18, 2020
Twitter was quick to remind the Cain Gang about why they’re tweeting on behalf of Herman Cain these days.
Too bad Herman isn’t here to tweet this himself. Why is that again?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) September 18, 2020
I don’t know who is controlling this account, but this is horrifying, completely misleading, in absolutely abominable taste and the account should be suspended @TwitterSupport
— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@axidentaliberal) September 18, 2020
Raise your hand if you’re still alive because you wore a mask!
Not you Herman Cain.
— SarahCA #BidenHarris2020 (@SarahBCalif) September 18, 2020
The Cain Gang have gotten themselves into Twitter hot water before, tweeting an attack on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris barely two weeks after Cain’s death. Inexplicably, the account has also tweeted misinformation about the very disease that killed Cain.
And just in case The Cain Gang decides to delete the obtuse tweet, here’s the screenshot, because the internet is forever and the receipts are legion.