Herman Cain is gone, but his Twitter account lives on.
While the former Republican presidential candidate died last month from complications of COVID-19, his spirit was alive on Twitter Wednesday afternoon when a tweet from his account attacked Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“Just in case you thought Biden’s candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video,” read the tweet, which included a link to a Donald Trump campaign video.
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) August 12, 2020
Thousands of people replied to the post, including actor and comedian David Alan Grier.
“Uhhhhhhhh, aren’t you dead?” Grier posted, along with a skull emoji.
Author and activist Roland Martin tweeted, “Y’all really think we are buying the BS you are selling? We didn’t when Herman was alive and we damn sure aren’t with him dead. The hell with #MAGA and @realDonaldTrump.”
Added former DNC chair Donna Brazile, “Sadly, this is how someone is trying to honor the late #HermainCain. Why not spend the time saving others from #Covid?”
Public Enemy frontman Chuck D simply tweeted: “Wtf!?!?!”
On Thursday, another tweet posted on Cain’s account claimed Harris has a “ton of baggage” and is “awful.”
Harris has a ton of baggage and a political glass jaw. She's awful. Tulsi has already demolished her once. Should she get the chance to do it again? #2020election #KamalaHarris #TulsiGabbard https://t.co/blaGlCVyMr
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) August 13, 2020
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Naturally, the posts weren’t from Cain. He died on July 30 at age 74.
Cain was a staunch Trump supporter and had been serving as a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump. The business executive tested positive for coronavirus about a week after he attended a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20.
Initially, his posthumous tweet was written as if it came from Cain himself, but after public ridicule, the name on the account was changed to “The Cain Gang” although the handle is still @THEHermanCain.
Cain’s daughter, Melanie Cain Gallo, later posted a message on his twitter feed with a link to his website, saying, “My dad wanted his work to continue: Here’s how we, his team, are going to honor his wish.”