Trump Lies About 75-Year-Old Protester: In the latest of Trump’s ridiculous lies, he is not pushing a conspiracy theory involving the seriously injured 75-year-old protester Martin Gugino. Mr Gugino was violently pushed by police officers while he stood there trying to talk to them. Police officers watched as Mr Gugino fell back from the push and smashed his head on the floor. As a pool of blood grew around his head, the attacker, as well as the other police officers continued walking forward to arrest other protesters instead of trying to stop the bleeding.
Trump Lies About 75-Year-Old Protester
This, of course, did not stop the most powerful man in the world, President Donald Trump, from sending this awful tweet only a few days later:
Trump Lies About 75-Year-Old Protester: In the tweet, Trump claims that Mr Gugino “was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment“.
He added, “I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?“
Apparently there are no depths too low for Trump to steep to. Two police officers are facing criminal charges in connection to the attack. The two officers, Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe, have both plead not guilty and are expected back in court on July 20th.
The two officers were suspended from duty for their actions. In turn, all 57 members of the Buffalo Police Department’s Emergency Response Team have resigned to show their support for their colleagues.
The spokesperson for the city and police department, Mike DeGeorge, initially said in a statement that Mr Gugino had “tripped and fell”. This was before it was found that the incident has been recorded.