Former Republican presidential candidate Hermann Cain dies after a battle with the coronavirus

Hermann Cain, a former presidential candidate once considered by President Donald Trump for the Federal Reserve, died after being hospitalized with the Coronavirus. He was 74.

Caen's death was announced on Thursday on his website by Dan Calabrese, who edited the site and previously wrote about his colleague's diagnosis.

Calabrese said in the blog post: Herman Kane - our president, our friend, as the father of many of us - is dead. "We all prayed hard every day. We knew the time would come when the Lord invited him to the house, but we really wanted to be with us here, and we hope that he will fully recover."

Cain was among the leading public figures in the United States to have died from Covid-19. Less than two weeks before receiving his diagnosis, Caen attended Trump's march in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was organized despite concerns about crowds during the epidemic.

Caen, a fourth-stage cancer survivor, tweeted a picture of himself on Trump's march showing him surrounded by others, none of whom seemed to wear masks or other protective gear.

The Trump campaign said that all those present at the event were checked their temperatures upon entry, and the masks and hand sanitizers were delivered but not required to use them. The campaign revealed before the event that six of the team members involved in preparations for the demonstration were positive for the virus and had been isolated.

Caen was a business executive and chairman of the Federal Reserve's branch board in Kansas City before moving to Republican politics and eventually became a presidential candidate.

Last year, Trump briefly considered Cain as his candidate to join the Federal Reserve. Cain remained a staunch supporter of Trump after withdrawing his candidacy.

Cain was transferred to the hospital in Atlanta on July 1, two days after he was told he was positive for Covid-19, according to a statement posted to his social media accounts at the time.

The statement said he did not need a respirator and was "awake and alert" when he arrived at the hospital. And she said, "Please join us in prayer for Mr. Kane, and for everyone who has had the coronavirus - and so will their families."

"There is no way to know for sure how or where Mr Cain was infected with a coronavirus," said a July 2 statement on hospital admission to Cain. The Trump campaign said after Cain was diagnosed that he had not met the President on the Tulsa march.

Kane, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Chain, was no stranger to politics.

He became a player in Republican politics as an economic advisor to the 1996 Bob Dole presidential campaign before launching his bid briefly in 2000.

In the 2012 Republican Republican presidential season, Caen garnered huge media coverage with his attractive economic plan "9-9-9" to replace much of the federal tax law with 9% commercial transaction tax, 9% personal income tax and 9% sales tax. Critics have described the plan as "doubtful" and impractical.

Caen suspended this campaign in December 2011 after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, ranging from his time as CEO of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Cain has denied the allegations.

After being hospitalized, Cain's social media accounts sometimes provided vague updates about his condition. A message on July 5 said it was "making progress" and that "encouraging news" was expected soon. Two days later, Kane's Twitter account said, "Doctors are trying to make sure that his oxygen levels are correct."

On July 10, another tweet said that Cain himself described his condition as "speed control", because "progress is slow but his breathing is getting stronger every day. Make no mistake: he's getting better!"

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