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At 74-years-old, the politician is in the high-risk group for contracting the deadly contagion. He is also a cancer survivor.
Herman Cain has been hospitalized with COVID-19 at an Atlanta-area hospital, where he is reportedly “alert” and doing well.
The 2012 Republican presidential candidate tested positive for the virus on Monday, less than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Daily Mail reports.
He tweeted a photo of himself in the stands showing he was not wearing a mask and not social distancing. The image was captioned: “Here’s just a few of the #BlackVoicesForTrump at tonight’s rally! Having a fantastic time!”
At 74-years-old, Cain is in the high-risk group for contracting the deadly contagion. He is also a cancer survivor.
The politician reportedly did not meet with the president at the Tulsa rally, but eight members of Trump’s advance team have also tested positive for the coronavirus, Washington Post reports.
Cain was hospitalized Wednesday after developing “serious” symptoms but is “awake and alert,” according to a statement on his official Twitter account.
“There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus, but we do know he is a fighter who has beaten Stage 4 cancer,” the statement says.
Ironically, less than 24 hours ago, Cain posted that “masks will not be mandatory” at Trump’s upcoming Mount Rushmore rally in South Dakota and that “People Are Fed Up” with social distancing.
Cain wrote an op-ed about his experience in Tulsa, which saw only a little more than 6,000 people fill an arena that holds 19,000.
“The atmosphere was electric, and the president’s words were inspiring,” he wrote in the Western Journal. “He presented a vision for uniting the country, overcoming the remaining effects of the pandemic and reinvigorating an economy he had going strong before the coronavirus showed up.”
Trump’s campaign spokesperson, Tim Murtaugh, insists that Cain did not meet with the president at the event, or any other senior campaign or administration officials.
Murtaugh noted that “contact tracing was conducted after the Tulsa rally but we do not comment regarding the medical information of individuals.”
“We honestly have no idea where he contracted it. I realize people will speculate about the Tulsa rally, but Herman did a lot of traveling the past week, including to Arizona where cases are spiking,” said Dan Calabrese, editor of HermanCain.com, said Thursday in a post on Cain’s website.
“I don’t think there’s any way to trace this to the one specific contact that caused him to be infected. We’ll never know,” he added.
Woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with Trump's Federal Reserve pick Herman Cain says she will describe his private body parts to Congress if he doesn't withdraw his nomination
President Donald Trump announced Monday that pizza executive Herman Cain had asked him not to go through with his planned nomination to put Cain on the board of governors of the Federal Reserve.
The president announced the news just days after Ginger White had threatened to reveal intimate details about Cain's anatomy in order to prove they had an affair. White is one of the women whose harassment allegations helped to derail Cain's presidential campaign in 2012.
'My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board,' Trump wrote on Twitter Monday.
'I will respect his wishes. Herman is a great American who truly loves our Country!' Trump wrote.
Atlanta businesswoman said she had a "very casual affair" with Herman Cain and doesn't think he should be president.
A woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain has offered to describe his body parts to Congress if he doesn't withdraw his name from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board.
Ginger White, who first revealed the alleged affair in 2011, has spoken out after President Trump said he wanted to nominate the conservative political ally and former presidential candidate for a seat on the seven-member board.
White said on Thursday that she was willing to prove that the affair occurred by giving descriptions, under oath, of Cain's normally hidden body parts.
Cain, who has been married for 50 years, has denied having an affair with White.
An Atlanta businesswoman said she had a "very casual affair" with Herman Cain and said she doesn't think he should be president.
Ginger White stood by her assertion in a nationally broadcast interview, despite Cain's denials. She called the relationship an "on and off" affair.
White told ABC's "Good Morning America" that it's "very disappointing that he would call me troubled."
Elaborating on her claims of an affair, White said, "This was not a consistent love affair that went on every day for the last 14 years. So he is correct when he made that statement."
But White also said Cain gave her gifts and money consistently, although she said he didn't demand anything in return.
She added that the relationship wasn't a matter of "sex for cash."
White said that Cain flew her to Las Vegas for the boxing match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in 1997. "I went on several trips with Herman. One particular trip was the Mike Tyson-Holyfield fight in Las Vegas," she said, according to Politico. Tyson bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear in the match.
"I'm not sure what's going on in his head right now," said White, according to The Hill. "But it's unfortunate that any of this is going on."