By | Been Written
Contributing Writer | Telegraph Local
Coronavirus claims another victim, as news outlets report the death of Herman Cain. The former presidential hopeful was 74.
Cain held a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Morehouse College, as well as earning a master’s degree in computer science at Purdue University.
Businessman And Political Figure
According to his website, In 1986, Pillsbury appointed Herman to the presidency of the then-financially troubled Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. chain headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 14 short months, under his leadership, the chain regained profitability. In 1988, he led his executive team in a buyout of the company from Pillsbury.
Encyclopedia Brittanica mentions that Cain first came to national prominence after confronting U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton at a nationally televised town hall meeting over health care reform. Cain saw the proposed changes as unfair to business owners and claimed that they would force him to cut jobs.
His outspoken questioning of Clinton led prominent Republicans Jack Kemp and Newt Gingrich to recruit Cain for an economic study group.
CNBC reports Cain had been hospitalized in Atlanta on July 1, two days after being told he had tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement posted to his social media accounts at the time.
Although Cain tweeted a photograph of himself at Trump’s rally showing him surrounded by other attendees, none of whom appeared to be wearing masks or other protective gear, there is no way to tell if he contracted the illness from attending the event which was held on June 20.
Two days after Cain announced he had tested positive for COVID-19, he expressed support for the Trump campaign’s decision not to require masks at an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore, according to Business Insider.
CNN mentions, ‘As a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, Cain was one of the surrogates at President Donald Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — which saw at least eight Trump advance team staffers in attendance test positive for coronavirus. Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh has told CNN that Cain did not meet with Trump at the Tulsa rally.’
Business Insider reports that White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said in a statement, “Herman Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit,”
“Our hearts grieve for his loved ones, and they will remain in our prayers at this time. We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith.”