President Trump has fired off another incendiary tweet this time about the possible Antifa affiliation of a 75-year old protester in Buffalo, who hit his head on the sidewalk after being shoved by police. Video showing 75-year-old Martin Gugino being pushed to the ground during a demonstration in Buffalo quickly went viral last week.
Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2020
Today President Trump called this poor old man “ANTIFA” and defended the cops viciously attacking him. He’s 75 years old for god’s sake! pic.twitter.com/hle5ktmTp8
— Black Lives Matter (@HKrassenstein) June 9, 2020
Trump tweeted Gugino “could be an Antifa provocateur” claiming he appeared “to scan police communications in order to monitor, track or black out the equipment” – adding “I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set-up?” President Trump reportedly siting information from this conservative sourced article. (Via Daily Mail) – Two Buffalo cops have been arrested and charged with second degree assault after they shoved a 75-year-old peace activist to the ground Thursday causing him to crack his head open on the sidewalk, as hundreds of colleagues gathered outside the city court in solidarity to cheer their release without bail. Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe were each charged with one count of assault in the second degree in a court hearing Saturday morning over the shocking incident that left peaceful protester Martin Gugino in a ‘serious condition’ in hospital. The cops were arraigned in a virtual court hearing where they both pleaded not guilty to the charges and the two cops hid from the view of the camera. They each face up to seven years in prison if convicted of the class D felony. They were released without bail and will appear back in court on July 20. Gugino is still in the hospital with a head injury while the officers have been charged with assault and are suspended without pay. However, here is an alleged photo of Mr. Martin Gugino sitting up chatting on his cell phone before being loaded into the ambulance: