Herman Cain Mocked Masks Day Before Hospitalization

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Due to significant traveling, it is unclear where he contracted COVID-19. He has not been placed on a respirator.

The Christian Post reports that Herman Cain, a businessman and vocal supporter of President Donald J. Trump, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.

  • Cain’s team broke the news on his official Twitter account on July 2, writing, “We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital.”
  • The team noted that “Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert.”
  • Cain has previously been a critic of face masks as a measure for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. On July 1 he Tweeted news about an Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore and wrote, “Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!”
  • Dan Calabrese, editor for hermancain.com, wrote, “let’s not sugarcoat it: COVID-19 is a horrible thing to experience, and while we are sure Herman will beat it just like he beats everything, he really needs prayer right now. He’s 73 years old and just about as healthy as anyone I know, but this is really going to require all of his strength, and plenty of God’s help.”

Cain previously attended Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Calabrese noted this and wrote,

By the way, since I know there will be questions: We honestly have no idea where he contracted it. I realize people will speculate about the Tulsa rally, but Herman did a lot of traveling the past week. I don’t think there’s any way to trace this to the one specific contact that caused him to be infected. We’ll never know.

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