President Donald Trump is now attacking victims of police violence.
On Tuesday morning the President of the United States went after the 75-year old Buffalo man who was shoved by police last Thursday. In disturbing video Martin Gugino can be seen falling to the ground. The sound of his head hitting concrete is especially disconcerting. The cops left the scene without helping him and apparently without even calling 911 as blood could be seen coming out of Gugino's ear.
"Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur," Trump tweeted. "75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?"
OANN is One America News Network, the far right wing conspiracy theory news outlet Trump likes to promote as a foil when he's angry at Fox News.
NCRM could find no reputable news reports to substantiate Trump's claims.
He is still hospitalized.
Jesuit priest and editor at large of the Catholic magazine America posted this over the weekend:
#MartinGugino, the 75 year old man knocked to the ground by police in Buffalo, is a longtime peace activist and vol… https://t.co/kegSGYwmOr— James Martin, SJ (@James Martin, SJ)1591449807.0
Many are outraged over the president's remarks.
@realDonaldTrump @OANN I am actually shocked by the callous cruelty of this statement: President Trump is a horrible human being.— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1591706723.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN To recap: The President is accusing a 75 year old man of conspire to being pushed by the pol… https://t.co/iyoqNPj1rB— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye)1591708187.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Trump's definition of ANTIFA is anyone who isn't a Trump supporter. That's just so he can c… https://t.co/b7GVqIsoxM— Black Lives Matter (@Black Lives Matter)1591706186.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Do you think the blood we saw come from his ear was fake? How did he convince those Buffalo… https://t.co/KOxc5sfv7K— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1591707175.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Good Lord. Donald Trump is spreading an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory involving the 75-y… https://t.co/WH5ZH0BB4T— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew)1591706596.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN You are a disgrace.— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1591707682.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN The President without any evidence accusing a victim of police brutality of being a member o… https://t.co/N3OWETuW3P— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye)1591706674.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN The President of the United States calling the old man an Antifa provacateur when he was a v… https://t.co/mzTd8LVCQe— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1591706372.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Oh my, you are diseased.— John Sipher (@John Sipher)1591707376.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN And there it is. The fake president of the United States supports police brutality. But we a… https://t.co/cCiVP226p5— KnowYourObama (@KnowYourObama)1591708076.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Despicable.— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1591706397.0