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09/06/2020 14:04 BST | Updated 09/06/2020 14:30 BST

Donald Trump Floats Conspiracy That 75-Year-Old Protester Pushed By Police Was 'A Set Up'

Graphic video last week showed two police officers shoving Martin Gugino to the ground during a protest in Buffalo, New York.

US President Donald Trump dangerously suggested with no evidence whatsoever that a 75-year-old protester shoved by police in Buffalo, New York, last week could be “a set up” by “an Antifa provocateur.”

“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,” the president tweeted Tuesday morning. “I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?”

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