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Ex-GOP presidential hopeful, Trump backer Herman Cain dies of virus

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Herman Cain is pictured outside Trump Tower in New York City.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died at the age of 74, according to a post on his personal website, nearly one month after his coronavirus diagnosis was announced.

A source close to the White House also confirmed his death to ABC News.

Cain's hospitalization was announced on July 2.

A spokesperson for Cain had previously said on Monday that he remained hospitalized and was being treated with oxygen for his lungs.

"The doctors say his other organs and systems are strong," the spokesperson added.

Cain, a Black Voices for Trump co-chair, attended President Donald Trump's June 20 rally in Tulsa. Cain was photographed inside the arena without wearing a mask and sitting in close proximity to others.

The businessman and radio talk show host campaigned for the Republican nomination in 2012.

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      1. Your hatred has no ceiling. You are a vile, hateful A-hole. My next-door neighbor was a HUGE Obama supporter. We had many discussions about it in the front yard. Still ado actually. This neighbor CLEARLY has his flaws but I never would not still refer to him as the good man he is regardless of his complete lack of good judgement in that particular case. He supported an incompetent, corrupt President but my neighbor is still a good man. Stop driving the hate.

  1. I am surprised madmike and K1DPR didnt claim this was fake news since he died from Covid 19. Usually madmike celebrates when someone who is non Republican passes but since this guy is aligned with his political views now they pretend to give a shit.

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