Former US presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of coronavirus
Aug 02 2020
On 7 July, a post from his Twitter account said "doctors are trying to make sure his oxygen levels are right".
Cain furiously denied the allegations, which he described as a "witch hunt" - but more women came forward, and there were also reports that his campaign had been illegally funded by a tax-exempt charity, Prosperity USA, and in December 2011 he announced that he was standing down. Last year, the president nominated Cain to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, the USA central bank, but Cain withdrew after opposition mounted against him.
On June 20, Cain had attended an indoor rally in Tulsa, OK, for President Donald Trump.
"We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight", Calabrese wrote in the website post Thursday.
He tweeted a photograph of himself at the rally, not wearing a mask, in a group of other maskless Trump fans.
Cain ran for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2012 Republican primary, attracting attention for his "n-9" plan to slash taxes.
Cain was admitted to an Atlanta, Georgia area hospital on July 1, after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 several days prior. "My Journey to the White House".
Ellen Carmichael, a GOP strategist who worked for Cain, said on Twitter that she was saddened by the news and bracing for "the cruelty online" from opponents of Cain's conservative politics after the business executive's 2012 presidential run.
Cain swiftly returned Godfather's to profitability and then helped engineer a leveraged buyout of the chain in 1988. He graduated from Morehouse University with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and from Purdue University with a master's degree in computer science. He had also been Chairman of the Kansas City Fed and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
Cain was back in the national eye in April 2019, when Trump said he meant to nominate him for one of the vacant seats on the Federal Reserve Board. Before he was diagnosed, Cain had been making preparations for a weekly television show on Newsmax TV.
Cain's survivors include his wife, Gloria Etchison, and two children, Melanie and Vincent.