Washington | political conservative Herman Cain, a former candidate for the White House, which had participated in the last month without a mask at an election rally of Donald Trump, is the death of the COVID-19 at the age of 74 years, announced Thursday his loved ones.
“Herman Cain, our boss, our friend, who was like a father to many of us, is dead”, said the editor of his web site, Dan Calabrese.
Known to be presented as a candidate for the nomination of the republican party for the 2012 presidential election, Herman Cain had been hospitalized in early July after having been tested positive to the new coronavirus, less than ten days after a rally for Donald Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had been photographed in the middle of the crowd, without a mask.
In a previous message, the editor of the site Hermancain.com pointed out that it was not proved that it has been contaminated in Tulsa: “It is impossible to know with certainty how and where Mr. Cain has contracted the coronavirus”.
Co-chair of the movement “black Voices to Trump” and conservative close to the movement’s anti-tax Tea Party, Herman Cain was born in December 1945 in Tennessee of a father’s driver and his mother a housekeeper.
He had managed a chain of pizzerias in the 1980s (Godfather”s Pizza) and was the director of the regional office of Kansas City central Bank (Fed) in the early 1990s.
In 2012, he had animated the campaign of the republican primaries by his spontaneity, but his application had been torpillée by charges of sexual harassment.
Donald Trump had tried in the last year of the appointment to the post of governor of the Fed, but several republican senators had announced their intention to block his appointment.
Herman Cain was married and the father of two children.