Trump Peddles Conspiracy Against 75 y/o Protestor

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Trump Peddles Baseless Conspiracy Against 75 Year Old Protestor

Trump is under fire for tweeting a right-wing conspiracy theory that a 75-year-old protester pushed & seriously injured by police in Buffalo, NY was an “ANTIFA provocateur.” Trump was parroting a report he saw on far-right OANN, which often posts wild conspiracies based on little to no facts. The reporter in the piece has a heavy Russian accent, and per CNN, has produced content for Russian disinformation network Sputnik. Experts say Trump’s claims hold no basis in technical reality.

 

 

How a conspiracy theory ended up in Trump’s tweet

In an unsubstantiated claim, President Donald Trump tweeted, without evidence, that a 75-year-old man who was seriously injured after being shoved by police officers in Buffalo, New York, may have been part of a “set up.” CNN’s Brian Stelter explains how Trump came to retweet that claim.

 

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Watch GOP senators dodge questions about Trump’s tweet

CNN’s Anderson Cooper calls out a number of Republican senators who dodged questions or were silent when pressed for reaction after President Donald Trump suggested without evidence that a 75-year-old man who was seriously injured after being shoved by police officers in Buffalo, New York, last week, may have been part of a “set up.”

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