Former Presidential struggle candidate Herman Cain has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. After the announcement, Twitter made sure to point out he had been spotted at Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally with no mask on.
Caine’s team revealed the diagnosis today (July 2) via social media and revealed that he is receiving treatment at an Atlanta-area hospital. He was informed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (June 29) and he was hospitalized on Wednesday after his symptoms worsened.
Per the statement, “Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert.”
Almost immediately, it was noted that Caine, a Republican who contributes to conservative media outlet Newsmax, was at Trump’s infamously lackluster Tulsa rally a couple of weeks ago on June 20. On that day, Caine was seen practicing anything but social distancing with numerous people around him.
Twitter users made sure to point out the jig especially considering the GOP has made not wearing a mask a political statement. Peep some of the more poignant reactions and interpretations of the peak irony below.
12 days later: Herman Cain is currently in the hospital with COVID. https://t.co/XTkzvANtCe— Aditya Sood (@adityasood) July 2, 2020
Herman Cain, 74-year-old co-chair of "Black Voices for Trump" did not wear a mask at President Trump's Tulsa rally.— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) July 2, 2020
The 2012 presidential candidate & businessman did not travel to Tulsa on the Trump campaign's chartered plane, according to GOP officials.https://t.co/zvi9VFvPgU pic.twitter.com/8IIbAKD9ht
Herman Cain's Twitter account sent this while Herman Cain was in the hospital with COVID, which he quite possibly contracted at a Trump rally where masks were not mandatory.— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) July 2, 2020
Conservatism is a religion, and its god is death. https://t.co/W9AZmARHjY
Herman Cain is now hospitalized and being treated for COVID-19.— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@leahmcelrath) July 2, 2020
This tweet is from less than 24 hours ago: https://t.co/nwx438HZOQ
Herman Cain, a Trump surrogate, hospitalized for coronavirus nine days after attending Tulsa rally without a mask.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) July 2, 2020
This old tweet is undefeated... pic.twitter.com/MW7Kh23wyG
Donald Trump wishes Herman Cain a speedy recovery from the Democrat Hoax.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 2, 2020
This is Herman Cain.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 2, 2020
Herman Cain attended trump's rally.
Herman Cain didn't wear a mask.
Herman Cain is now hospitalized with COVID-19.
Should you be like Herman Cain?
NEIN. NEIN. NEIN. pic.twitter.com/OvfbcqiZTr
So Herman Cain saw the disproportionately high number of Black folks getting #Covid19 and still tap danced his ass into a Trump Klan rally coronavirus incubator? Chile we been tryna tell y'all, "don't let #YallsPresident get you Fd up". Anyways, get well soon. 🤦🏾♀️ https://t.co/oPPV52cHHm— BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) July 2, 2020
Damn, Herman Cain has been hospitalized with COVID after attending Trump’s Tulsa rally... well, he knew the dangers of being around a buncha racist white folks... Suddenly #ICantBreathe is taking on irony...— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) July 2, 2020
It’s 11 days later and Herman Cain has been hospitalized in Atlanta with coronavirus. 🤡— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) July 2, 2020
Gee... wonder where he got it. 👀