In what could be a devastating blow to Herman Cain’s Republican presidential bid, Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White gave an interview to "Good Morning America" on Wednesday in which she divulged new details of her alleged 13-year-long affair with the candidate and panned Cain's suitability to be president.
“I can’t make this up,” White said. “And frankly speaking, I wouldn’t want to make this up.”
White said that Cain took her to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield boxing match in the late 1990s, and said that the former president of the National Restaurant Association had given her money for “the last two and a half years consistently,” but that the money was “not sex for cash.”
Cain claims White is looking to take advantage of their friendship for personal gain.
“I’m not sure what’s going on in his head right now,” White responded on Wednesday. “But it’s unfortunate that any of this is going on.”
White was asked if she thought Cain was fit to be president. “In my opinion, no, I do not,” she said.
“I honestly do not think that he is, in my opinion, would make a good president, as far as I’m concerned. My views are different from his views, but at the end of the day this is not political — this is absolutely not political and I’ve never tried to make it out to be that,” said White.
On Tuesday Cain said that he is reassessing “where we stand” in the race for the White House amid the new allegations, but said he would stay in the race as long as his wife stood behind him.
Cain acknowledged that the report “had taken a toll on my wife and family, as you would imagine.”
White also addressed some past personal troubles that surfaced in the wake of her allegations against Cain, such as a former business partner who sought a “stalking temporary protective order” against her for “repeated emails/texts threatening lawsuit and defamation of character,” and a verdict against her in a libel suit after she failed to respond to the charges.
Those charges provoked Steve Grubbs, a campaign organizer for Cain, to call White a “stalking, defaming, libeler” in a tweet.
“At the time it was very emotional and it was upsetting,” White explained. “It was very disappointing, and you know, I’m human. And it was a mistake and I apologized — I actually sent an email stating, you know, my apology and my sincere regret. She continues to want to move forward with this when I want this put to bed and sue me for money.”