Former GOP Candidate Herman Cain, Who Signed COVID Waiver at Tulsa Rally, Dies of COVID-19
We extend our deepest sympathies to the Herman Cain family. He wasn’t an old man, 74 years old, and appeared to be in good health, as he looked good in those pictures of Cain from the Tulsa rally, where he and his family are pictured without masks.
This is tragic. It seems Herman Cain would be alive had Trump canceled the Tulsa rally or insisted on mask-wearing. And 150,000 more Americans also died because of @realDonaldTrump’s incompetence, lies, and arrogance. #ResignNowTrump https://t.co/GJRGaroxuO
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) July 30, 2020
We are going to be hearing a lot about Cain contracting the disease at the Tulsa rally. We should be cautious with such assertions. But we know he signed a waiver saying he wouldn’t sue the Trump campaign if he got COVID and died.
Herman Caine signed a COVID death waiver to attend Trump’s rally, and then died. 2020 is no joke.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 30, 2020
We cannot know with any certainty that Cain contracted the virus at the Tulsa rally, but the timing aligns perfectly. He announced he had the virus a little over a week after the rally, and then, after a month in the hospital, succumbed to the disease.
Herman Cain’s social media accounts confirm he has died due to complications from the coronavirus.
Cain, the co-chair of Blacks for Trump, was hospitalized 10 days after attending Trump’s Tulsa rally.
This virus doesn’t care about your politics. It comes for you just the same. pic.twitter.com/X6aFN6Zmue
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) July 30, 2020
That is certainly sad, but no sadder than any of the 150,000 people in this country who have died, many of them were people who could’ve taken precautions but didn’t because this president refused to acknowledge the seriousness of the disease and believes he needs the economy open without any of the precautions needed.
Perhaps, just perhaps, this death will allow others to survive by convincing them that it is serious and that even though masks can make breathing tough, death makes it even tougher.
Then again, it doesn’t seem like the GOP is off to a good start. No word in Kevin McCarthy’s tweet about wearing masks:
Here's a photo of Herman Cain at the Trump Tulsa Rally on June 20. pic.twitter.com/cBZ0y3sXj9
— 25th Amendment Now! (@Donz0) July 30, 2020
And, of course, you will be shocked to find out that the White House’s first press release (if we can call a Kayleigh McEnany tweet a press release, and we can) has nothing in it about COVID, Tulsa, masks, or rallies:
Herman Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit.
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.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) July 30, 2020
Rest in peace to a black Republican leader – rare type – and we are a little bitter because none of this needed to happen. Wear a mask when around others and stay six feet apart. For god sake, don’t attend a large gathering like a “rally” where others don’t wear masks.
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