President Trump Tuesday suggested a 75-year-old man who was pushed by police and injured his head in the fall could be an Antifa plant.
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
Kelly Zarcone, Gugino’s lawyer, called Trump’s claims “dark, dangerous, and untrue.”
Here is video of the encounter, which occurred last week. The officers have been charged with felony assault. Seems clear he was behind police lines, was messing around right near one of their guns, and was not pushed away particularly hard, though I’m not making a judgement on whether the reaction constitutes assault. I don’t know the law.