Former 2012 powerhouse Presidential candidate, architect of the 999 tax plan, and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Herman Cain has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. In a tweet posted to Cain’s twitter, staffers explained that Cain was in a hospitalized in an Atlanta area hospital.
Mr. Cain was in attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa Oklahoma about two weeks ago as part of the campaigns outreach to the black community. Mr. Cain is a stage-four cancer survivor and his age put him squarely in the at-risk category for the illness President Trump calls the Chinese Virus.
We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital.
Please keep him, and all who are battling this virus, in your prayers.
Our full statement appears below. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/lDRW7Rla4e
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) July 2, 2020
Cain who blasted on to the national stage as a Presidential candidate in 2012 has stayed involved in politics ever since. According to Fox News, “Cain, who successfully steered food chains like Burger King and Godfather’s Pizza to profitability and served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, shot to national prominence in 2012 when he launched a bid to be the Republican presidential nominee.”. FoxNews went on to say of Cain, “While he had a strong following among Tea Party activists and led in the polls at one time, his campaign was derailed when he was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct during his time as CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s. He vehemently denied the claims but dropped out of the race.”