The Independent reports:
The twitter account of Herman Cain posted that Covid-19 was “not as deadly” as made out, just weeks after the one-time Republican presidential candidate died from the virus.
Cain’s twitter account has continued to post several times a day after his death, most commonly to share articles from the dubious Western Journal, one of which provided the basis for Monday’s coronavirus claim.
“It looks like the virus is not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be,” the tweet read, linking to a Western Journal article on a recent data release from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The tweet was deleted after widespread ridicule.
there is one big reason Herman Cain did not tweet this himself…. pic.twitter.com/eEQE7YvTP1
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) August 31, 2020
What if Twitter just put a warning under every posthumous Herman Cain tweet that said he is dead and died of COVID-19. Maybe that would help.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) August 31, 2020
a tweet from herman cain’s account after he died of *checks notes* the coronavirus …. i am losing my mind pic.twitter.com/oaoPadFU0s
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 31, 2020
Herman Cain’s account continuing to tweet arguments that the virus is not as serious as some fear has to be one of the most ironic moments of 2020. https://t.co/3fwBcIImrU
— Dan Goldberg (@DanCGoldberg) August 31, 2020
Did I miss the announcement?
When did you guys start DEAD TWITTER?
Who else has accounts besides Herman Cain?
Elvis? Orson Welles? As a lifelong Steve McQueen fan, will he be tweeting anytime soon? https://t.co/OK4RS7jvtC
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 31, 2020
A tragedy in four acts:
Act I: Herman Cain tweets against masks
Act II: Herman Cain attends Trump rally without mask
Act III: Herman Cain dies of covid-19
Act IV: Herman Cain’s zombie Twitter account tweets that covid-19 isn’t as deadly as the media claims https://t.co/E1001i65GA
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 31, 2020