HERMAN Cain’s Twitter account has claimed that coronavirus “is not that deadly” – just one month he died from the virus.
The former 2012 Republican presidential candidate passed away on July 30 after a month-long battle with COVID.
He died at the age of 74 after spending several weeks at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Despite his death, the late politician’s Twitter account remains active with the help of his loved ones.
A few weeks after his death, Cain’s verified account was renamed “The Cain Gang.”
Cain’s account is being maintained by the family of the prominent Republican, his daughter Dr. Melanie Cain Gallo wrote in a post published to his website.
On Sunday, the account posted: “It looks like the virus is not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be.”
The tweet has since been deleted, but screenshots of the post are still circulating the internet.
According to Forbes, the tweet – which downplayed the severity of coronavirus – included a link to an article that was on a list to avoid by Apple News.
A 2019 investigation by the New York Times, revealed the Western Union article was added to Apple News’ deny list after being disapproved by Google News and the scientific community, Forbes reported.
The article in question – titled: “CDC Now says 94 percent of COVID deaths had an underlying condition – was published on Sunday and is currently one of the top stories on Western Union’s website.
Earlier this month, Cain’s Twitter account attacked Joe Biden and took a swing at his vice presidential pick Kamala Harris.
The account also retweeted former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who attacked an article in The New York Times, calling Democratic veep nominee Kamala Harris a “pragmatic moderate.”
Twitter users were quick to denounce Cain’s account for tweeting from beyond the grave.
“This account is like the Twitter version of Weekend at Bernie’s, except it’s not funny and utterly deplorable to communicate in the name of a dead person,” one Twitter user wrote.
Despite upsetting some social media users, a Twitter policy spokesperson told Forbes the account does not violate any rules.
Cain’s account bio reads: “Formerly run by Herman Cain, now supervised by his team and family. The mission continues.”
The late businessman’s daughter defended her use of Cain’s account in the aftermath of his death, saying her father “would have wanted this platform to continue.”
“So we will continue. We’ve decided here at Cain HQ that we will go on using this platform to share the information and ideas he believed in. He often talked about the site going on once he was ready to step away from it,” she wrote.
The Cain Gang has revealed it would be creating The Cain Leadership Institute – which Cain’s daughter describes as “a place for leaders worldwide to learn how to reach their own levels of happiness.”