Cain: Wife didn’t know about friendship, ‘financial assistance’ to Ginger White
Yeah, he’s done.
From the Manchester Union-Leader:
Herman Cain acknowledged Thursday that he repeatedly gave Ginger White money to help her with “month-to-month bills and expenses” without telling his wife.
In fact, the embattled presidential candidate said, his wife, Gloria, “did not know that we were friends until she (White) came out with this story.”
In his most candid interview since the latest allegations emerged, Cain adamantly maintained that he and White were no more than friends.
Cain also stated clearly for the first time that he is considering getting out of the presidential race
Asked whether leaving the race is one of the options he is currently assessing, Cain said, ‘Yes, it is an option.’
Cain told the New Hampshire Union Leader that in about 70 text messages she sent him between Oct. 22 and Nov. 18, she was “asking for financial assistance. She was out of work and had trouble paying her bills and I had known her as a friend.
“She wasn’t the only friend who I had helped in these tough economic times, and so her messages to me were relating to ‘need money for rent’ or whatever the case may be. I don’t remember all the specifics.”
Cain said White, who has alleged that she and Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair, told him that she did not have a job and was unable to get financial help from her family, “and that quite frankly, I was the only person who was a friend at the time - and I underscore ‘friend’ - that was in a position to help her.