President Donald Trump tweeted a conspiracy theory to injure a Buffalo man by police. The man in question "was circulating»In the online environment half of the far right in recent days, influencing the efforts of the president and other conservatives to present the protesters as part of the "antifa" movement.
Ο 75-year-old Martin Gugino, who is in serious but stable condition at Buffalo Hospital, was beaten by police during a protest. In his post, Trump says Gugino may be a "Antifa agent provocateur" who "scanned»Police equipment while beating him.
Gugino's video has garnered the most views from videos of police violence in recent protests.
«The Buffalo protester, who was pushed by police, may be Antifa provocateur. Martin Gugino, 75, was fired when was seen scanning police communications to kill him equipment. He was adjusting the scanner. Could it be a trap?Trump's tweet said.
The president's allegations appear to have come from a conspiracy theory created Tuesday morning in One America News Network, an extreme right-wing news channel. Initially, the theory was published in an anonymous blog of conservatives.
One America News Network, claims that Gugino, a Buffalo suburb activist, used "ordinary Antifa tactics" when police pushed him.. OANN reporter, o Kristian Rouz, said the incident "may be the result of false provocations by far-left Antifa groups».
Rouz claimed that "video just released"Showed Gugino using 'police detector on his cell phone". The video does not show the protester using "police detector». The journalist called it "old Gulf of Antifa»Without presenting evidence or other examples.
Trump and many of his supporters have argued with little evidence that Antifa is carrying out plans to provoke unrest and provoke violence during demonstrations.
Antifa is facing far-right and fascist groups, and in fact it turned out that he had little involvement with the protests, despite rumors circulating on the internet and allegations by officials.
Rouz previously worked for the Russian media organization SputnikAnd has a history of promoting unfounded theories at OANN. Last month he claimed his pandemic COVID-19 she was a knitterpopulation control»By George Soros, Bill Gates, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill and Hillary Clinton and China.
Marc Polymeropoulos, a former CIA police officer, with Russia to be included in his portfolio, he said that Trump “emake a gift to the Russians».
«What he said is very bad. But it is shocking to cite reports from well-known Russian propaganda sources.»
Rouz's report on Gugino came from a far-right blog, Conservative Treehouse, which raises very often conspiracy theories. The post claims without evidence that Gugino is "a 75-year-old troublemaker and Antifa provocateur" who "she was trying to catch the frequency of her telecommunications police of Buffalo». The news was written by a user named "Sundance", Which cites his own Twitter posts as evidence.
The 75-year-old Trump is talking about he appears to have been hit by police and hit his head so hard that he was bleeding from his ears.. The two police officers involved, Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe, were suspended without payment and are charged with attack second degree.
The mayor of Buffalo, Byron brown, responded to Trump via tweet, saying "The city of Buffalo emphasizes healing and action against racial injustice, building a good future for its inhabitants. We all pray for Mr. Gugino's full recovery and, as I have repeatedly said, the two police officers deserve due process.»
The governor of New York has a similar view. Andrew Cuomo, who stated that the tweet Trump has no basis and should apologize.
«How reckless. How irresponsible. How bad. How vulgar. Such a reprehensible, silly comment comes from its president America.»