No one in the world looked at what happened to Martin Gugino, the 75 year old man who was seriously injured after being violently shoved to the ground by Buffalo Police, and thought that was acceptable. Even many GOP figures remained silent on the issue because it is indefensible.
But not for Donald Trump! It looks like Trump consumes radical conspiracy theorist media we are not even aware of because on Tuesday morning, he decided to spread a theory about 75 year old Gugino that we have not heard of until this point. Trump literally claimed Gugino was approaching police to knock out their equipment and was working as part of some kind of secret “set up.”
“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?” Trump posted this morning.
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
What kind of insanity is this? Where do we even begin? This is nothing less than a crazy conspiracy theory. He really thinks a 75 year old man at a protest way up near the border between New York and Canada has access to highly advanced communication jamming equipment. Trump believes a 75 year old man would fall right back on their head on purpose, literally.
It makes no sense at all. Donald Trump really thinks life is like a super spy movie. He must know his supporters will eat this up as well. This goes to show how we can never work with Trump or anyone who supports him. He would rather believe in a crazy conspiracy over just the fact that the police need reform because they are out there shoving 75 year olds to the ground for no reason.
Martin Gugino is in fact still hospitalized and is in serious but stable condition. His condition has remain unchanged as of this morning but he is able to speak and thanked those wishing for his recovery. Hopefully those around him have good enough sense to wait until he has recovered before letting him know the shock of Trump accusing him of being part of a “set up.”