Tweet From Herman Cain's Account Comes Down Quickly

Feed of politician who died from COVID suggested media was exaggerating dangers
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2020 11:45 AM CDT
Tweet From Herman Cain's Account Causes a Buzz
Herman Cain, in a 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross, File)

Herman Cain died battling COVID-19 last month, but his Twitter feed lives on. And a tweet that went out Sunday night under the "Cain Gang" feed caused some double-takes, reports Mediaite. "It looks like the virus is not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be," read the tweet, which was soon deleted. You can see part of it here. The tweet linked to a story by the news site Western Journal, which Forbes notes was once blacklisted from Apple News for airing views rejected by the bulk of the scientific community.

HuffPost rounds up tweets on the subject, with this one expressing the common sentiment: "This is the same virus that killed Herman Cain you're talking about, right?" Comedian Patton Oswalt, on the other, passed along a backhanded compliment: "This is the sassiest, 'Surprise! I’m a zombie now!' announcement ever," he wrote. Cain's Twitter account is now managed by "his team and family," per McClatchy. (More Herman Cain stories.)

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