In June, President Donald Trump made the controversial decision to revive his infamous campaign rallies after a months-long pandemic induced hiatus.
Against the advice of virtually every credible health expert, the Trump campaign gathered over six thousand people in an indoor arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with no social distancing and virtually no mask wearing.
Among the attendees was former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. A short time later, Cain was diagnosed with the virus and hospitalized by the beginning of July. Before the end of the month, he was dead.
Though it's impossible to confirm that Cain contracted the virus at Trump's rally, it's widely speculated that this is the case, especially since city health officials in Tulsa said that Trump's rally "likely contributed" to a subsequent spike in new cases following the rally.
Instances like these have subjected the Republican party to criticism for its routine dismissals of the threat posed by the virus.
Herman Cain's Twitter account—now run by his family—once again dismissed the threat, with the added irony that Cain himself died of the virus.
Soon, people were reacting to the ill-advised tweet.
The irony was just too much.
The tweet has since been deleted.