CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Thursday linked the death of former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain to President Trump’s Tulsa rally.
Speaking on his CNN show “Cuomo Prime Time,” he noted that Cain attended a rally for Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he could have possibly picked up the coronavirus.
“Now, maybe he didn’t get it there. Sure, as hell didn’t help. May Herman Cain rest in peace. He fell ill not long after that rally in June, the one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You see him not wearing a mask,” he said.
Cuomo alleged that Trump encouraged his good friend Herman “to go to a rally where nobody would socially distance and nobody would wear masks.”
Cuomo also said, “I’m sorry about Herm. I’m sorry for his family and I’m sorry for his extended family. He had a lot of life left in front of him. And I’m sorry we lost him as soon as we did and how we did.”
Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax replied, “Herman Cain, I loved Herman Cain, but Herman Cain had cancer. He knew the risks. He still wanted to live life to the fullest. He still wanted to travel. He was on planes going all over the country. And it wasn’t the President of the United States to told him to travel. People that know.”
After hearing the news of Cain’s passing, President Trump tweeted, “My friend Herman Cain, a Powerful Voice of Freedom and all that is good, passed away this morning. Herman had an incredible career and was adored by everyone that ever met him, especially me. He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend. I just got off the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. @FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace!”