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Herman Cain unmasked at President Donald J. Trump’s reelection campaign rally at the BOK Center, an indoor arena, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

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By BWSTimes Staff 

2012 GOP candidate Herman Cain has died of the coronavirus in an Atlanta-area hospital at age 74.

A statement released on his Twitter account on July 2nd announced he tested positive for COVID-19. Two weeks before his diagnosis, Cain attended an indoor Trump rally during Juneteenth weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was unmasked.

According to the Associated Press, the former pizza company executive has been an outspoken backer of the president and was named by the campaign as a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump. 

Many cities across the country rejected the President’s campaign hosting rallies in their cities out of caution — the increasing, alarming rate of COVID-19 infectionS in the US.

The GOP convention was recently canceled in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum had the power pursuant to Title 8, Tulsa Revised Ordinances, Section 200 and the Oklahoma Emergency Management Act, 63 O.S. § 683.3, to place a moratorium on large indoor gatherings, or to at least limit their size.

Nevertheless, Bynum welcomed the President and the large gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has contributed to the virus spreading and possibly even more COVID related deaths.


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