Instead of giving condolences on the death of Herman Cain, the US President has tweeted about supporting Caligiuri, the Patio Pizza owner. Even when Trump was active on the micro-blogging platform Twitter and Cain’s team made the news public, Trump didn’t focus on his fellow republican supporter.
Cain was the former one-time presidential candidate. His team posted about his death on his official website. Cain was the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who died at age 74 on Thursday. The death cause/reason was COVID-19 (coronavirus). He battled with it but lost after spending a month’s time in the hospital.
Cain had attended Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was just ten days before he was diagnosed with coronavirus. As mentioned on his official site, the team has written that they have no idea where he contracted it. Herman had traveled a lot a week before the rally too.
While attending the rally, Cain didn’t wear a mask and had tweeted that mask does nothing.
Donald Trump Tweets After Herman Cain’s Death But To Support Patio Pizza’s Guy Caligiuri
It was thirty minutes after Cain’s team announced Cain’s death when Trump tweeted to support another pizza restaurant owner, a man named Guy Caligiuri, the owner of Patio Pizza restaurant in New York. It was a shout out tweet. He tweeted, “Support Patio Pizza and its wonderful owner, Guy Caligiuri, in St. James, Long Island (N.Y.). Great Pizza!!! @Varneyco.”
Support Patio Pizza and its wonderful owner, Guy Caligiuri, in St. James, Long Island (N.Y.). Great Pizza!!! @Varneyco
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
Caligiuri became a part of an incident. In an interview with Fox Business News, Caligiuri said that a woman customer didn’t like the Trump’s flag hanging at his restaurant and threatened to put him out of business if he didn’t remove it.
Caligiuri continued to say that the woman asked the community to boycott Patio Pizza, but people started coming in more numbers from all over Long Island in his support as well as to support the flag and the President himself. He said that he has an American flag in the front and a Trump flag in the back.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tweeted a Tribute to Herman Cain
Though Trump didn’t pay tribute to Cain on his death, others did. It includes White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. On Twitter, she posted, “Herman Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit. Our hearts grieve for his loved ones, and they will remain in our prayers at this time. We will never forget his legacy of grace, patriotism, and faith.”
Besides Kayleigh, there are numerous other Republicans who shared their condolences to Cain. Mitt Romney tweeted, “Saddened that Herman Cain—a formidable champion of business, politics, and policy—has lost his battle with COVID. St. Peter will soon hear “999!” Keep up the fight, my friend.”
Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee tweeted, “I’m heartbroken by the death of a real friend. We were both advocates of the Fair Tax and I just loved being around him. America has lost a voice for liberty. But @THEHermanCain was a life well lived!”
Trump Acknowledging Rep. Johnn Lewis’ Death After 12 Hours
It’s known that Trump is incredibly active on Twitter. He was still active after the death of Representative John Lewis on July 17, 2020. But he didn’t acknowledge his death until 12 hours had passed. Lewis was the nation’s leading civil rights activist and was a congressman since 1987. It was at 1 am ET when Trump tweeted a shout out to Fox News host Tammy Bruce, who sat in for Sean Hannity on that Friday night.
Trump tweeted, “Great job, Tammy!”
Trump took a huge amount of time before acknowledging the death of Lewis. By that time, Twitter had been flooded with tributes to the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.
However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “Today, America mourns the loss of one of the greatest heroes of American history: Congressman John Lewis, the Conscience of the Congress.”
Moreover, Trump didn’t attend the funeral of Lewis when the former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush attended it on July 30, Thursday.