In an interview with Politico, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez claimed Tuesday, without evidence, that black conservative businessman Herman Cain died of coronavirus which he contracted at a Tulsa, OK campaign rally for President Trump.
On Tuesday, Perez criticized Trump’s decision to continue organizing in-person campaign events by invoking the death of Cain — who contracted coronavirus sometime after attending the Trump rally earlier this summer. Perez then declared that the Tulsa rally “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, according to local health officials.
“Was that a good model for how people should conduct themselves? Ask the family of Herman Cain,” Perez said.
Breitbart notes that Politico falsely reported that local health officials blamed the Trump rally for a local spike in cases. But there is no evidence that Cain, who had traveled extensively after the Tulsa rally, contracted coronavirus there. That doesn’t stop Democrats like Perez from exploiting it.