“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.”
The president added that he had just spoken to Cain’s wife Gloria and his children Melanie and Vincent. “@FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace!” he said.
Cain was a former Republican presidential candidate, businessman, associate minister and Navy rocket scientist.
Cain spent nearly a month in the hospital with coronavirus before he succumbed to the disease. As co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, he attended President Trump's controversial, indoor and largely maskless rally in Tulsa, Okla., in late June without wearing a face covering, shortly before his diagnosis.