The increasingly unstable U.S. President has today tweeted his defence of Buffalo police officers clearly caught on video pushing an elderly man to the ground amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd last week.
Donald trump has claimed, yet again, without a shread of evidence that 75-year-old Martin Gugino may have been an “Antifa provacateur” in further deranged conspiracy theories.
The president tweeted today about the video footage from protests last week in Buffalo, New York…..
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
Mr. Gugino fell to the ground after approaching officers who pushed him in Niagara Square on Thursday of last week in a harrowing example of carefree police brutality.
Gugino fell backwards to the floor, smashing his head in sickening fashion off the hard ground and bleeding out as the officers continue walking past him.
Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski, the two officers involved in the confrontation, have both been charged with second-degree assault and released without bail.
Local officials have said the officers were engaging in misconduct as they pushed the demonstrator to the ground while attempting to clear the square.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was enraged by further wanton police bullying criminality against it’s own citizens…
“I think there was criminal liability from what I saw on the video,” Mr Cuomo said. “There’s no tolerance for delaying justice in society anymore.“
He added: “Justice delayed is justice denied.”
NEW LOW (even for Trump)!
Now Trump is going after 75 year old innocent men.
There really is now limit to how LOW Trump will go in his efforts to DECEIVE America.
PS: OANN makes Fox News look truth-loving by comparison.pic.twitter.com/T9C77dDVre
— MURRAY (@murray_nyc) June 9, 2020
The poorly polling president has continued his encouragement of a nationwide crackdown on demonstrations in the U.S. and globally over the death of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old unarmed black man was filmed pleading for his life as a white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, even after he became unresponsive.
Trump as called on state governors to “put down” the protests by calling in the National Guard and arresting demonstrators.