The one and only Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO who captivated the country with his eccentric bid for the presidency in 2012, may soon be making a return to the spotlight — and everyone’s weighing in.
According to insider sources who spoke with Bloomberg, the 73-year-old businessman visited with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday and, more notably, is reportedly being considered by the president for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.
Given Cain’s history as a bit of an idiosyncratic guy — one just like Trump, who too has a vibrant personality and great sense of humor — you can imagine the type of hateful rage this announcement provoked from the perpetually angry, humorless left on social media.
what the fuck does Herman Cain know about the functions of the federal reserve…you barely know the actual purpose of the Fed!
— LBB ⚜️ (@leobboyd) January 31, 2019
more bluntly: Trump clearly wants an idiot he can control on the Fed board, and I guess Herman Cain fit the bill.
— Robert Marchini (@rhcm123) January 31, 2019
The great thing about the moron considering appointing Herman Cain is that he’s almost systematically destroying the political reputations of an entire generation of GOP wannabes by putting them in positions where they have absolutely no qualifications.
— Donald G. Carder (@theangrymick) January 31, 2019
Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. Because when you’ve already turned any semblance of your integrity or credibility into a pathetic joke, why not do THAT, too? Pile on on the stupidity, there’s nothing to lose!
— Mr. Anthropy (@Zwolf666) January 31, 2019
Seriously, Trump ….. considering Herman Cain will not get African Americans on your your pathetic side. BTW Cain is not qualified, but you know that, moron. @realDonaldTrump
— catherine tracey (@Cattra922) January 31, 2019
Cain, whose name quickly started to trend on Twitter, is perfectly qualified.
“Cain had a long corporate career and is also familiar with the Federal Reserve system. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as well as deputy chairman and then chairman,” Bloomberg notes.
The president has complained frequently about the Federal Reserve Board of Governors — which currently contains two vacant seats — over its policy decisions, which he usually opposes.
Just last month he lashed out at the board over its plans to raise interest rates, saying, “They’re raising interest rates too fast because they think the economy is so good.”
It is incredible that with a very strong dollar and virtually no inflation, the outside world blowing up around us, Paris is burning and China way down, the Fed is even considering yet another interest rate hike. Take the Victory!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 17, 2018
While it’s unclear whether Cain’s lone voice would be enough to spur a policy change at the Federal Reserve, it’s known his vision for America coincidences closely with that of the president.
During the presidential election seven years ago, his plan to simplify all taxes with a “9-9-9” plan earned him praise from those who believe reduced taxes spur economic growth and mockery from the Democrat Party leftists who think taxing businesses to death is the real key.
Learn more about his plan below:
Like the president, Cain is a successful businessman who understands what businesses need to thrive and what they likewise don’t need, i.e., overburdensome regulations, exorbitant taxes, etc.
And like Trump, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO knows what it feels like to be smeared with false allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, or what Cain calls “character assassination.”
He ultimately dropped out of the 2012 presidential race — and long before the GOP primary — primarily because of sexual harassment allegations that he continue to deny to this day.
Not surprisingly, the left has already seized on these still-unproven allegations.
So now President Trump is considering Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve board. It’s as if Trump loves men who have been accused of sexual harassment.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 31, 2019
Herman Cain’s 2012 presidential bid came undone amid sexual harassment allegations.
At the time, Trump said the women accusing Cain “probably do love their names splashed across the front pages,” & suggested Cain should sue.
(H/t @KFILE: https://t.co/uUBgprMFqL)
— Niall Stanage (@NiallStanage) January 31, 2019
Herman Cain was at the White House yesterday to talk about this, I’m told.
Nominating Cain for the Fed board raises the prospect of a US Senate confirmation hearing that resurfaces the sexual harassment allegations that emerged during Cain’s presidential campaign.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 31, 2019
Trump and Herman Cain
have alot in common.
Sexual harassment changes.
Trump defended Cain,
calling the charges against him a ‘Witch Hunt’.
— Cole…?? (@Cole90029LA) January 31, 2019
But the left-wing media have very little room to talk, given as they’ve been silent about House Democrats’ refusal to deny raises to federal employees who’ve been disciplined for sexual misconduct. It’s also very likely they don’t even know, as these kinds of reports get buried by the liberal media:
Dems overwhelmingly reject GOP proposal to deny raises to fed employees disciplined for sexual misconduct https://t.co/Ln8FxP1ISp
Dems love & protect their perverts.
— yourmamatoo (@yourmamatoo) January 31, 2019
Granted, hypocrisy and double standards are and have always been left-wing strong suits.
Despite all the complaints about the announcement, there was some fun and frolic to be found among those social media users who still have a sense of humor. To them, the announcement served as the perfect incentive to recall some of Cain’s more outlandish statements and ads.
Herman Cain being in the news gives me an excuse to share the 2012 campaign ad that has haunted me ever since pic.twitter.com/Dw7yv2gYCS
— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) January 31, 2019
— Mary (@political_mary) January 31, 2019
STRAIGHT OUTTA UZBECKYBECKYSTAN pic.twitter.com/zEBer3l9T8
— LiNCOLN PARK (@linc0lnpark) January 31, 2019
If Herman Cain ends up becoming a Fed governor and doesn’t give speeches consisting of Pokemon references I will be sorely disappointed. https://t.co/bpMNvYwGKO
— Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) January 31, 2019
Those were good times, and it looks like those good times may soon be coming back.
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