Anger as media state Trump supporter Herman Cain dies from Covid-19 ‘for not wearing mask’ rather than cancer he had been battling
Cain, 74, had been battling stage four cancer for some time but the media labelled the former Republican Presidential candidate as having passed from coronavirus.
And now the media are also pouncing on comments made by Cain and Trump where they downplay the virus just days before Cain’s death.
The Independent said: ‘Herman Cain dies from coronavirus after being hospitalised following Trump’s Tulsa rally’ in what is seen as another bid to smear President Trump’s presidential relection campaign.
And CNN in their article on Mr Cain repeatedly point out his Tweets saying that the virus isn’t as bad as people think to reiterate any irony involved in his passing.
The news outlet also constantly point out that he wasn’t wearing a mask at Trump’s rally in Tulsa this year.
In a tasteless picture they printed on the day of his death today – they show a smiling Cain at a Republican rally this year and point out in the caption he isn’t wearing a mask.
They also bring up President Trump himself playing down the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, saying he ‘has yet to comment on his friend’s death.’
Cain’s official Twitter account tweeted that people were overreacting to coronavirus just a day before his death. That message said: ‘Our government, and our media, have incinerated their credibility. So, is it any wonder that people are skeptical? #Coronavirus.’
And if Mr Cain did really die from the virus – of which hospitals and governments worldwide have admitted to stamping death certificates as ‘possible covid related’ – then they seem to glee in the fact he had played down the virus himself in recent days.
“If people take it seriously, social distancing, sanitizing, hand washing, and masks, then we’re going to be fine trying to do both at the same time — open the economy and then employ safety guidelines,” Cain said in one video.
And now the articles have left citizens across the world angry as the media try to pin the Covid-19 death label on him rather than mention his long history with colon cancer.
One commenter on Facebook on hearing about Mr Cain’s death said: ‘Died because real medicine was withheld for political purposes.’
Another said: ‘Why do the media always lie?’
And another commenter said: ‘Those with health conditions such as cancer are at greater risk for adverse reactions to Covid. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. It can be both.’
Indeed, the media outlets fail to mention that Mr Cain had continuously been in and out of hospital with colon cancer at stage four which had spread to his liver.
Only 14% of people in year 5 of stage four colon cancer ever survive it according to Medical News Today.
Soon after the news of Cain’s passing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the former entrepreneur “embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit.”
“Our hearts grieve for his loved ones, and they will remain in our prayers at this time,” McEnany tweeted. “We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith.”
He is survived by his wife Gloria, and their two children, Melanie and Vincent, and grandchildren.