Herman Cain, one-time Republican presidential candidate, dies from coronavirus

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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. He was 74.
Loading "We knew when he was first hospitalised with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight," an article posted on Cain's Twitter account said. "He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle. "We're heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord." Cain didn't know when or how he contracted the disease, the statement said.

He was diagnosed with the disease nine days after the Tulsa rally, where many attendees crowded close together without wearing face masks. COVID-19 cases were rising in the Tulsa area at the time of the rally, prompting local officials to ask Trump to cancel the event. "Trump Tulsa Rally - I was there! The atmosphere was exciting and inspiring!" Cain wrote on Twitter after the June 20 gathering. He also tweeted a photograph of himself there, not wearing a mask, in a group of other Trump fans who were also maskless. Herman Cain, centre, tweeted this photograph of himself at the Trump rally in Tulsa last month. Credit:Twitter "Herman had an incredible career and was adored by everyone that ever met him, especially me. He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend," Trump wrote on Twitter. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said…
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