Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Oklahoma's epidemiologist warned of Trump rally deaths
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma's former state epidemiologist warned that President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa in June could lead to as many as nine deaths and 228 new cases of COVID-19, according to documents released Wednesday. Wendelboe’s contract expired this summer and he no longer works for the state health department. The Tulsa Health Department does not publicly identify where potential virus transmissions occurred, so it's not clear how many people contracted COVID-19 at Trump’s rally. A spokesman for the Republican governor, who also attended Trump's rally without wearing a mask, acknowledged that members of Stitt's cabinet were briefed on Wendelboe's projections ahead of the rally. Stitt was the first U.S. governor to publicly acknowledge testing positive for COVID-19, although he has said he did not contract it at the Trump rally.
In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally
Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside a warehouse Sunday night. Not since a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was blamed for a surge of coronavirus infections has he gathered supporters indoors. A shutdown would destroy the lives and dreams of millions Americans,” said Trump, before using his inflammatory moniker for the coronavirus. The Trump campaign pushed back against the restrictions with the president saying he would support those in attendance “if the governor came after you." The rally came the night before Trump was to travel to California to receive a briefing on the devastating wildfires racing through the region.
Herman Cain to be mourned at private funeral in Atlanta
Attendees leave a public viewing for Herman Cain, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Atlanta. The former Republican presidential candidate, radio host, and entrepreneur died on July 30, after being hospitalized with COVID-19 and will be laid to rest this week. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Herman Cain to be mourned at private funeral in Atlanta
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2012 file photo, former presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Cain has died after battling the coronavirus. Scott Applewhite, File)ATLANTA Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and close ally of President Donald Trump, will be mourned at a private funeral in Atlanta on Friday. Cain died July 30 of complications from COVID-19. A longtime Republican, Cain was a fierce advocate for conservative principles across the board, Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tweeted.
Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19
ATLANTA Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. A photo taken at the rally showed Cain, without a mask, sitting closely to other people who also were not wearing any face coverings. For many, many businesses like mine, the cost of your plan is simply a cost that will cause us to eliminate jobs, Cain told Clinton. Less than two years later, Cain was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in his colon that had spread to his liver. Thats when I prayed and prayed and prayed," Cain told an audience of young Republicans in Atlanta.
Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Hospitalized With COVID-19
Former presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized with COVID-19, less than two weeks after he attended a Trump rally in Oklahoma. "On Monday, June 29, Herman Cain was informed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. By Wednesday, July 1, Mr. Cain had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization," a statement on Cain's Twitter account said Thursday. Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert." We are sorry to announce that Herman Cain has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital.
Trump to nominate Judy Shelton, Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve
Judy Shelton, U.S. executive director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Christopher Waller, executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Judy Shelton, an economic adviser to the president during his 2016 campaign, to the Federal Reserve's board. Shelton was earlier speculated to be a pick for the Federal Reserve board. Trump has lambasted Fed Chair Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, rather than cutting and aiding the flow of money. WATCH: Judy Shelton: Free market mechanisms can workcnbc.com