Former US presidential candidate, Cain dies

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… Trump blames China virus

THE United States Republican Party 2012 presidential aspirant Herman Cain, has died after contracting coronavirus.

The 74-year-old  who appeared without a mask at a rally held by President Donald Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20, was hospitalised on July 1 after he tested positive.

According to media report, Cain had survived late-stage colon cancer, in 2006 before getting infected with COVID-19 in 2020.

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US President, Donald Trump in a message yesterday, at the White House eulogised Cain, describing him as a unique man with special attributes.

“He was a very special person… and unfortunately he passed away from a thing called the China virus.” He said.

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Report says, Trump, in 2019, wanted him on the Federal Reserve Board, but Republican senators refused to endorse his appointment, prompting the American leader to eventually withdraw the nomination.

Former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has expressed sadness about the demise.

  “Saddened that Herman Cain, a formidable champion of business, politics and policy, has lost his battle with COVID-19,” Romney said.

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