Trump Mourns Herman Cain: ‘I Loved Herman Cain, a Great Man’

President Donald Trump mourned the death of Herman Cain, a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful who died on Thursday after contracting the coronavirus, and hailed him as a “powerful voice of freedom.”

“My friend Herman Cain, a Powerful Voice of Freedom and all that is good, passed away this morning. Herman had an incredible career and was adored by everyone that ever met him, especially me,” Trump said in a tweet on Thursday afternoon. 

He added, “He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend. I just got off the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family.  @FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace!”

A statement on Cain’s website announced his death on Thursday morning. It read, “We’re heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord.”

On Monday, a tweet from Cain’s Twitter account said that he was “still in the hospital being treated with oxygen for his lungs.” However, the tweet added that “doctors say his other organs and systems are strong.”

“Re-strengthening the lungs is a long and slow process, and the doctors want to be thorough about it,” the tweet said.

A separate tweet said that Cain’s condition was improving, “He really is getting better.”

Cain’s death comes roughly a month after he was hospitalized due after he contracted the coronavirus. On July 2, Cain’s Twitter account announced that he had been hospitalized after he contracted the virus, as IJR reported

A statement shared in a tweet read, “On Monday, June 29, Herman Cain was informed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. By Wednesday, July 1, Mr. Cain had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization.”

“He spent part of last night in the hospital, and as of today, Thursday, July 2, he is resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital. Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, he is awake and alert,” it continued.

“With God’s help, we are confident he will make a quick and complete recovery,” the statement added.


  1. Update to the Herman Cain timeline: he attended the Tulsa rally, no mask, on June 20. At the rally six Trump staffers tested positive, so there was risk present. Cain was tested June 29 and showed positive. So, nine days between rally and testing positive. Presumably he was showing symptoms before his test, so maybe, one week from contact to sickness? It’s well within the window.

  2. It is true that contact tracers are instructed not to ask about protests in particular. They are told to use open-ended questions, and if somebody talks about being at a protest, that is noted. I wondered why, and it took some researching to get a sensible answer:
    “Dr. S. Patrick Kachur, a professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a former official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said contact trackers face a balancing act: trying to obtain useful information about an infected person’s contacts without alienating them with overly intrusive questions.

    Asking someone if they’d been at a protest could wind up discouraging them from being candid in their answers, he noted.

    “I think the logic has to do with the fact that contact tracing requires a strong level of trust between the interviewer and the person they’re talking to,” he said. “It’s really important to have a good rapport and treat people with ease. It’s important to not ask questions that will impede your ability to do the best job you can.”

    That’s from:

    When you have government agents asking people about their private lives, making them the center of a public health problem, you have to be delicate, or you get no information. Some folks get defensive and reticent when you ask direct questions about their politics, sex lives, etc.

  3. Looks like he started showing symptoms two weeks after the rally, which is about as long an incubation as would be possible, given what I’ve read. It may be more likely that he got it while running around the country and appearing at his own events to promote his radio show. Don’t know. The Trump rally is definitely possible.

    Screwboy, it’s harder to catch this thing at an outdoor event, like a protest. Especially if the protesters are keeping a few feet of distance from each other, or wearing masks, as is usually the case. Has there been any epidemiological traceback of new cases to protests? That would be interesting.

  4. OK. So if he hypothetically caught it a rally for the BOM, that means that protests and riots are also hotbeds for infection.

    Hmm…is it just a little bit suspicious that places like NYC barredf their “tracers” from asking infected if they’d attended protests? That’s called a “tell” in poker. Nothing to see here, if they can help it.

    “If my pal Mugsy was hiding in this stove would I turn on the gas and throw in a match?”

  5. Trumptards are enablers. They can’t function another way because they would then have to admit that there’s satan in the WH and that would be sooo embarrassing at the next family picnic.

  6. I am confused.

    Why would you guys pretend to think that Herman did not contract the virus at the rally? What do you gain by ignoring the definite possibility of him contracting the virus there? Where is your proof that he did NOT contract it at the rally?

    The numbers are not on your side.

  7. Interesting how the MSM and morons speculate (they have zero proof) that he caught it at a rally.

    Let’s hear their thoughts on the secondary spikes as a result of the riots.