Herman Cain, the 74-year-old former GOP presidential candidate in 2012, announced on Thursday that he has been hospitalized with coronavirus.
According to a statement on Twitter, Cain was diagnosed with coronavirus on June 29, nine days after Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was hospitalized on Wednesday “after he had development symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization.”
“Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert,” the statement read.
Cain, the co-chair of black voices for Trump tweeted an image of himself surrounded by other black attendees at Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa. Noone in the photo was wearing a mask.
Also, it’s worth noting that Herman Cain, age 74 and a cancer survivor is considered to be an increased risk of developing severe complications from the virus, according to the CDC.
At least eight members the Trump campaign advance team who attended the rally in Tulsa tested positive for the coronavirus.