Herman Cain, A leading Donald Trump supporter who played down the danger posed by coronavirus has been
killed by COVID-19 Herman Cain’s death at the age of 74 was broken by Newsmax Thursday morning.
A statement released on his website said:
‘Herman Cain — our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us — has passed away,
‘We knew when he was first hospitalized with Covid-19 that this was going to be a tough fight.
He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
We all prayed that what the initial meds gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle
Cain, who was chairman of the Black Voices for Trump campaign group, was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 at the start of this month.
His Twitter account announced that he was being treated with oxygen for his lungs earlier this week.
The stage-four cancer survivor initially seemed to be responding well to treatment and shared updates from his hospital bed in Atlanta, Georgia.
Trump met with Cain last January about joining the Federal Reserve board. Asked for comment at the time on whether
he was being considered for the post in an interview, Cain made a play on his famous tax proposal and said,
It is unclear how he picked up the killer virus, although Cain was photographed maskless at Trump’s flop rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June. That event was blamed for a subsequent spike in coronavirus diagnoses in the area.