Trump Claims Herman Cain Did Not Catch the Coronavirus at His Tulsa Rally

President Donald Trump revealed on Friday he does not believe Herman Cain, 2012 Republican presidential hopeful, contracted the coronavirus at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month.

A reporter asked Trump if he was worried Cain caught the coronavirus at his rally.

“No, I don’t think he did,” Trump said at the White House before departing for a trip to Florida.

Trump additionally praised Cain and told reporters he will be missed.

“Herman Cain was a great man. He did a fantastic job. He was respected by everybody. He was loved by everybody and we will miss Herman Cain,” Trump said.

Watch his comments below:

A statement on his website and Facebook page announced Thursday Cain had died after contracting the coronavirus, as IJR previously reported.

Shortly after the news of his death spread, Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to express his condolences to Cain’s family and recognize Cain as a “Powerful Voice of Freedom,” as IJR previously reported.

Cain was informed he tested positive for the coronavirus on June 29, according to a statement from his Twitter account.

He was hospitalized by July 1.

More than 4.5 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus and nearly 153,000 have lost their lives due to the virus.

In July alone, the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus in the United States rose by almost 25,000. In at least 18 states, coronavirus cases doubled.

Florida, California, and Texas saw the biggest increases.

Florida saw more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases in July.

California and Texas followed with approximately 250,000 new coronavirus cases in each state.

Despite a spike in the number of infections, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during an interview with Fox News he does not believe the United States needs to completely shut down for a second time.


  1. “One can and does catch Corona from anyplace.” ray

    Ray is confused.

    One catches the Trump Virus from other infected people, not places. The timing places Cain in the right spot to catch the Trump Virus from any of 6+ thousand tightly packed people in a constrained location, with many of them NOT wearing masks. All you need now is a signed affidavit from the virus admitting that it was the one who infected Cain.

  2. What I’d like to know is did they give him hydroxychloroquine, zinc and antibiotic treatment immediately upon realizing he was sick or “The Silver Bullet” touted by Dr Richard Bartlett?

  3. One can and does catch Corona from anyplace. Eat at a restaurant, go to the grocery store, mingle with peaceful protesters looting businesses and burning buildings – anywhere. As others mentioned, Herman Cain was a class act and genuine person who put Americans ahead of race. He is a great loss to this country and should be truly honored for his courage and sound judgement. Farewell Herman, until we meet again.

  4. Screwtape
    There’s that common sense approach thing again. Democrats don’t like that. He was a cancer survivor but no one probably wanted that to be the reason. As was said in Minnesota if someone dies from a car accident with Covid it’s deemed a Covid death.
    But sadly he is no longer with us. He was a class act.

  5. Let’s review what Trump “didn’t think” was so.
    1. Didn’t think 2016 election interference would be Russia because Putin said it wasn’t Russia.
    2. Didn’t think the Mueller Report contained evidence of collusion or obstruction.
    3. Didn’t think Don McGhan testified that Trump ordered him to fire Mueller.
    4. Didn’t think India shared a border with China.
    5. Didn’t think it mattered if MBS ordered the killing of Kashogghi.
    6. Didn’t think it was difficult to come up with a healthcare plan to replace Obamacare.
    7. Didn’t think Covid-19 was a serious threat to America.
    8. Didn’t think R’s would lose the House in 2018 election.
    9. Didn’t think his corporate tax cuts would add to the national debt.
    10. Didn’t think wearing masks and social distancing was necessary to the reopening of the country.

  6. “A reporter asked Trump if he was worried Cain caught the coronavirus at his rally.” Article

    Does it MATTER to King Donald The Loser now? Cain is dead. Whether the president will admit that he most likely caught the Trump Virus there or not (HE has no idea whether he did or not, that’s for sure) doesn’t mean that he probably suspects that he caught it at his royal Trump Show.

  7. King Donald The Loser is completely and profoundly transparent as to who and what he is. He has absolutely no feelings whatsoever for other people.

    “No, I don’t take any responsibility…” applies here, as well. Since His Majesty has no plan for dealing with the pandemic, so they can’t accept any responsibility, either.

  8. Just like it should be asked of those who claim he caught it at a rally, I’m going to ask for proof. Show irrefutable evidence of when and where he caught it.

    Guessing does not count.