(Right Country) – Aaaaand Herman Cain’s death has been politicized.
That was fast.
On Thursday, Cain, conservative firebrand and businessman, passed away at the age of 74 after battling the coronavirus.
As Newsmax reported in their obituary:
He was admitted on July 1, two days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Ten days before, Cain had attended a rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
But it is not known for sure where Cain, chair of Black Voices for Trump, was infected. He had been on a whirlwind travel schedule in June, stopping in multiple cities.
It wasn’t long before someone saw fit to try to politicize Cain’s tragic passing.
Like, less than a few hours after the news broke.
It came from Evan McMullin, the former CIA operative and 2016 presidential candidate, who pinned Cain’s passing on the “science denial Trump cult.”
Right, it totally wasn’t due to a novel virus that does pose an acute risk to those over 65.
Herman Cain was hospitalized for coronavirus two weeks after he attended Trump’s Tulsa rally without a face mask. He’s the first senior casualty of the science denial Trump cult. The question is whether even that can wake others up about the dangers of Trump and the virus. https://t.co/olobtDXjGx
— Evan McMullin (@EvanMcMullin) July 30, 2020
As Breitbart News explains:
McMullin is a key figure in the “Never Trump” movement, a small faction of establishment Republicans who continued to oppose Donald Trump’s candidacy after he won the Republican nomination in 2016. McMullin ran an unsuccessful third-party campaign in the 2016 general election.
After Trump won the presidency, McMullin pushed the Russia collusion conspiracy theory, and defended intelligence agents who were leaking information about Trump to the media.
“I’ll tell you what their concerns are,” McMullin told CNN. “There concerns are that Donald Trump presents a threat to the country because of his — what they see as his relationship with Vladimir Putin and the relationship of his team to other Russian intelligence officers.”
They also note that Cain, like Trump, sought the presidency as a businessman and political outsider.
However, his campaign was derailed by allegations of sexual harassment from over a decade prior.
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