Former WH Hopeful Herman Cain Attended OK Rally. He’s Now in the Hospital With COVID
At one point, Herman Cain was a rising star in the Republican party. The founder of the Godfather’s Pizza CEO ran for president in both 2000 and 2012. He had a good run in the 2012 nomination process, but was eventually surpassed by Mitt Romney.
While he is somewhat removed from the political sphere, Cain has made it known that he’s a fan of Donald Trump. Such a fan in fact, that he attended Trump’s Tulsa, Oklahoma rally. Now the businessman’s family has let it be known that he is in an Atlanta hospital with coronavirus.
The Cain family released a statement which read:
“[Cain is} resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital. Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert. There is no way of knowing how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus, but we do know he is a fighter who has beaten Stage 4 cancer,” the statement continued. “With God’s help, we are confident he will make a quick and complete recovery.”
Not only did Cain attend Trump’s rally, he tweeted out a photo from the event. Neither Cain, nor anyone in his group were wearing face coverings. “Here’s just a few of the black voices for Trump at tonight’s rally. Having a fantastic time!”
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) June 20, 2020
While the event was widely mocked for its danger and low attendance, Cain said it was a success. He told reporters, “I saw with my own eyes that there were at least 16,000 people there. Yes, there were some empty seats in the nosebleed sections, but 16,000 people in the COVID-19 era is pretty impressive. I’ve had about enough of the media telling us this rally was some sort of bust. It was triumphant and electric,” Cain wrote. “Everyone who attended came away from it feeling good.”