Kane, 74, was hospitalized earlier this month, and his Twitter account said earlier this week that he was being treated with oxygen to his lungs. It is not known where Cain infected the virus.
As co-chair of the Black Voices for Trump, Kane was one of the surrogates of President Donald Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which saw at least eight Trump staff attend a coronavirus-positive attendance test. Trump’s campaign spokesman Tim Murth told CNN that Cain did not meet with Trump during the Tulsa rally.
Cain announced his candidacy for president in 2011. He briefly won the race for his 9-9-9 tax reform plan, which would replace almost all current taxes with 9% income tax, 9% corporate tax and 9% national tax. on sales. After about seven months, he withdrew his candidacy for the GOP nomination amid allegations of sexual harassment, which he denied.
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