We all watched the police forcefully shove seventy-five year old Martin Gugino to the ground, and then leave him lying there after he hit his head and started profusely bleeding. The two police officers who shoved him are being criminally charged with assault. But Donald Trump apparently watched some other video.
In what might actually be the worst tweet that Trump has ever come up with, he posted this: “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?”
We’re not even sure where to start. We all saw the video. We know what really happened. Yet Trump has now decided that the old guy in the video is somehow a part of Antifa, an imaginary domestic terrorist group. Suffice it to say that Trump’s tweet is not going over well. It’s as if he woke up this morning and decided to see how many additional voters he could lose today.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report