Bette Midler blames Trump for Herman Cain's death, says he got Covid-19 after attending his flop rally in Tulsa

The former Republican presidential candidate died from complications caused by Covid-19 on July 30

                            Bette Midler blames Trump for Herman Cain's death, says he got Covid-19 after attending his flop rally in Tulsa
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Bette Midler, one of the most prominent critics of Donald Trump, has blamed the president for the death of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who died from complications caused by Covid-19 on Thursday, July 30.

"Donnie, you silly man!" Midler tweeted. "You said your friend Herman Cain died of the "China Virus." Listen, I’m no Chinacologist, but they’re not the ones who held a flop rally in Tulsa where attendees skipped masks. Everyone knows it’s your fault. Maybe soon we’ll call it the Resigner Virus!"


The news of Cain's death was first shared by Newsmax, a conservative media company he had recently joined. The 74-year-old had been critically ill with Covid-19 for several weeks and had been admitted to an Atlanta-area hospital after his diagnosis.

Cain fell ill with the virus just ten days after attending the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While it can't be certain that Cain contracted the virus at the rally, where masks were not mandatory, POTUS had been heavily criticized for holding it last month after eight members of the advance team tested positive for the coronavirus and the campaign staff had to self-isolate afterward to be extra cautious of possible infection.

Trump had responded to news of Cain's death by posting a tribute on Twitter where he hailed the 74-year-old for being a "powerful voice of freedom and all that is good."

"My friend Herman Cain, a Powerful Voice of Freedom and all that is good, passed away this morning," Trump posted. "Herman had an incredible career and was adored by everyone that ever met him, especially me. He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend."

"I just got off the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family," he continued. "@FLOTUS
Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace!"


Midler has previously called Trump a "murderer" because of his and his administration's poorly-thought-out policies to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

"#DonaldJTrump is a murderer," she wrote on Twitter. "Stupid, callous uncaring; all in all the biggest catastrophe to ever befall our poor nation. I can’t stop crying."


But the actress was not the only one to blame Trump for Cain's death, with several other prominent figures also suggesting that attending the president's rally had proved fatal. "Cain killed Abel but Trump killed Cain," tweeted Larry Charles, the director of 2006 comedy film 'Borat.'


"35% of Americans would rather die than admit they were wrong about Trump. i.e. Herman Cain," Chelsea Handler wrote. "The rest of the country would like to remain alive and see a world where leaders acted leaders instead of baboons. We are the majority. We will vote. Republicans are going to lose it all."


"Herman Cain, last seen at Trump Tulsa rally, has died after a month in hospital battling the coronavirus," Mia Farrow posted. "On June 20, knowing the covid risk for all, Donald Trump, unconscionably, held a campaign rally in Tulsa. Herman Cain sat in a front seat. Like most, he wore no mask. Within days he was in the hospital fighting covid-19. On July 30 Mr Cain died."


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