Donald Trump speculates that elderly man pushed to the ground by Buffalo police could have been an “ANTIFA provocateur” who orchestrated his own near-death experience to “set up” the police

Last week, as we all saw, a 75 year old man was shoved to the ground by two Buffalo police officers. We saw him approach the officers. We saw him shoved backward. And we saw him hit the ground, where he remained motionless, as blood ran from his right ear. The Buffalo Police Department put a statement out shortly after the event saying that the victim, a peace activist by the name of Martin Gugino, had “tripped and fell,” but it was clear to everyone what had happened, and the two police officers who shoved Gugino were eventually charged with assault. Apparently, however, there are some, in including the President of the United States, who do not think this was a simple case of police brutality.

This afternoon, Donald Trump tweeted out the following, suggesting that Gugino may well have been an “ANTIFA provocateur” who fell purposefully hard in order, one would assume, to further the objectives of the non-existent terrorist organization. [Trump said in his tweet that Gugino “fell harder than he was pushed.”] And that, by itself, would be bad enough. But our president didn’t stop there. No, he went on to suggest that, when Gugino was pushed back, he may have been trying to “black out” police communications with some sort of high-tech electronic device.

What we all saw as a random old man being shoved back onto the sidewalk by advancing police forces during a protest, it would seem, may have actually been something a great deal more sinister.

As for where Donald Trump came to acquire this intelligence, it would appear that he was watching his new favorite “news” network — the conspiracy theory friendly One America News Network — when he happened to see a report by Kristian Rouz, a Russian national who also happens to be on the payroll of the Kremlin’s propaganda outlet, Sputnik. [Sputnik, by the way, if I can quote directly from the Daily Beast, “played a role in Russia’s 2016 election-interference operation, according to an assessment by the U.S. intelligence community.”] Here’s that report, which goes into detail about how Gugino’s phone may not have been a phone at all, but a sophisticated device for extracting information from communications devices carried by the police — information that could help ANTIFA later hunt down police officers, etc.

And, as for where Rouz and OANN got the story in the first place, it would appear that it can be tracked back to a right wing website called the Conservative Tree House, which ran a story a few days ago claiming — without any evidence — that Gugino used “a phone as a capture scanner.” This, they explained, is “a method of police tracking used by ANTIFA to monitor the location of police.”

So, yeah, Martin Gugino, it would seem, isn’t really the old, Catholic peace activist his friends knew him to be, but a highly skilled ANTIFA operative involved in some Mission Impossible type shit. [I know it doesn’t make any sense that he’d target a cop advancing toward his position as part of a phalanx, instead of seeking out an officer standing still on a corner somewhere, but maybe that particular cop had been targeted for some nefarious reason.] And, when those two officers lightly shoved him backward, all his ANTIFA training kicked in, and he decided to fall extra hard, forcing his head into the concrete hard enough to knock him out and cause blood to pour from his ear. Sure, he had no way of knowing that it would be taped, so it might have all been for nothing, but I guess, in that split second, he decided to take a calculated risk for the good of the movement. Makes perfect sense, right?

Oh, speaking of Gugino’s friends, here’s what one of them had to say today about the whole situation.

How anyone can still support this president is absolutely beyond me.

Oh, and speaking of provocateurs… in case you’re curious, some real ones were arrested not so long ago in Las Vegas. President Trump has yet to mention it, but three white right-wing extremists arrested by the FBI as they made Molotov cocktails outside a protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd. Their goal, it would seem, was to instigate riots. And, while we’re on the subject, it should also be noted that the Justice Department has yet to find any evidence of coordinated ANTIFA activity during the recent George Floyd protests, despite what Donald Trump keeps saying.

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  1. John Brown
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    There will be some treason monkeys who actually accept this lie.

    They are all enemies of the Constitution, truth, and human decency.

  2. iRobert
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    In addition to his stable genius brain, Trump has a very keen eye.

  3. iRobert
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    To save Frosted Flakes the time and trouble of days of essays on the detail, I want to point out that Gugino wasn’t “thrown” to the ground. He was shoved backwards causing him to loose balance and fall backward hitting his head on the concrete sidewalk.

  4. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Why the fuck did he walk up and start waving his device inches from their equipment? You ought to know by now the President is strategic. It wouldn’t help him in any way to make something like that up.

  5. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Gugino about to get his ass whooped by a black protestor earlier.

  6. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Talking to the newsman who filmed it! Before the incident!!! STFU and GTFO!!!!!!

  7. bet HW that McCabe wouldn’t be fired and all I got was this stupid name
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Aloha, HW glad to see you are back on the right side after that stupidity you put out about WHO. Another great day for the Trump virus another 1000 of our fellow subjects killed because “it is just like the flu”—MAGA.

    By the way if you want to travel to Hawaii, Vermont or Maine be prepared to spend 14 days in quarantine. Hey you can travel to Brazil and Sweden I guess.

  8. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    How could I put out stupidity by the WHO? What are you even trying to say and why? Your peeps are out there breaking the rules about social distancing so isn’t it you that ought to be contrite?

  9. Axios
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    From Axios:

    My phone blew up yesterday with texts from White House aides, current and former, who seemed at their wits’ end over President Trump’s tweet that the 75-year-old Buffalo protester who was rushed to the hospital after being shoved by police last week “could be an ANTIFA provocateur.”

    Why it matters: They rarely register the president’s tweets anymore — let alone complain about them. This one felt different.

    Here was Trump — struggling in the polls, damaged with independents and women who hate his tone — trafficking in a bizarre conspiracy that he had seen on the right-wing OANN cable network to excuse a blatant example of police misconduct.

    All this on the morning of George Floyd’s funeral.

    The context: POTUS aides and the campaign had constructed this week around getting Trump into the conversation around rebuilding/recovering, listening to ideas about police reform, etc.

    One former aide remarked that it’s tweets like this that make him wonder whether Trump actually wants to get re-elected.

  10. Eel
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I’d like to express my sympathy to EOS, HW and FF this morning. I know this must be a very difficult day for them.

  11. Kyle Griffin by proxy
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Asked about Trump’s false Buffalo tweet, Sen. Lisa Murkowski responded: “Oh lord.”

    “It just makes no sense that we’re fanning the flames right at this time, this is not good.”

  12. Anonymous
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    FF: ……….

    “Oh lord”.

    HW: ……….

    “Oh my lord.”

    EOS: ……….

    “Oh my Lord.”


  13. Satan
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    You know who is their lord, right?

  14. iRobert
    Posted June 10, 2020 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m with HW. I like what Trump is doing. I think the tweet was perfect.

  15. EOS
    Posted June 12, 2020 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    LEGO’s is no longer going to sell it’s Donut Shop set because a policeman figure is included in the set. Lol. That’ll stop racism!

  16. Jean Henry
    Posted June 13, 2020 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    EOS IS EXAGERRATING FOR EFFECT AGAIN. (FF would call this lying is EOS we’re liberal)
    No toys have been pulled by LEGO, just the advertising and in store promotion of certain sets portraying enforcement agencies of the State. pulled by LEGO includes: any sets or products including police, firefighters, ‘crooks’, emergency vehicles, or police and fire buildings.
    Should LEGO promote a slave master figure?

    The cops are no longer heros. They are for many citizens figures of oppression. My dad is a lifelong Republican but am independent voter and an institutionalist. He believes that anyone tasked with upholding or enforcing the law should be held to stricter scrutiny than the general public when they violates those laws. We have the opposite. Unchecked authoritarian power like that demonstrated by the police and Trump is contrary to civil and humane and functional society.

    Any true conservative would be more principled and committed to real justice.

    Here is a list of free books on our policing system and how it systematically and culturally enforces state violence and oppression of BlPOC citizens.

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