Donald Trump makes baseless claim about man, 75, shoved by police: 'Could be a set-up?' - 2020-06-09

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F345.png Donald Trump makes baseless claim about man, 75, shoved by police: 'Could be a set-up?' June 9, 2020, Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian

Donald Trump has claimed a 75-year-old man who was hospitalized when police shoved him to the ground at a protest in Buffalo could be "an antifa provocateur" and suggested the incident "could be a set-up".

Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault after video showed them pushing Martin Gugino, a slightly built septuagenarian and longtime peace activist, with enough force that he violently struck his head on the sidewalk.

The New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, responded to Trump's claims, which were offered without evidence, on Tuesday, describing the president's behavior as "cruel and reckless".

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{{cite news | first = Adam | last = Gabbatt | title = Donald Trump makes baseless claim about man, 75, shoved by police: 'Could be a set-up?' | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/09/trump-buffalo-man-injured-police-tweet | work = The Guardian | date = June 9, 2020 | accessdate = June 11, 2020 }}