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Press Sec. McEnany: Trump's Questions on Buffalo Protester Needed

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By    |   Wednesday, 10 June 2020 10:37 AM

President Donald Trump was raising "questions that need to be asked" about a 75-year-old protester who Buffalo police shoved to the ground when he suggested in a tweet Tuesday that the man could be "an Antifa provocateur," White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday. 

"The president was raising questions based on a report that he saw, questions that need to be asked," McEnany said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "We can't jump on one side without looking at all of the facts at play." 

McEnany also claimed that the protester, Martin Gugino, "has some very questionable tweets and profanity-laden tweets about police officers."

Gugino’s attorney Kelly Zarcone has issued a statement that his client has been a “longtime peaceful protester, human rights advocate, and overall fan of the U.S. Constitution for many years.”

"Of course, no one condones any sort of violence," she said. "We need the appropriate amount of force used in any interaction, but there are a lot of questions in that case. In fact, you had 56 police officers who resigned and protested on how their fellow officers were treated so I think we need to ask why those officers resigned. what happened, what facts were on the ground and the president was just raising some of those questions."

Meanwhile, Trump has "acknowledged so many times and rightfully so" the injustice that came into play with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, after show co-host Brian Kilmeade asked her if Trump's timing was right, considering the slain man's funeral in Houston was going on. 

"He was upset when he saw that video," said McEnany. "He gave an entire speech about Mr. Floyd and the grave injustice there but the president was raising some questions, some legitimate ones about that particular interaction and (it was) his prerogative to do so."

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President Donald Trump was raising "questions that need to be asked" about a 75-year-old man who Buffalo police shoved to the ground when he suggested in a tweet Tuesday that the man could be "an Antifa provocateur," White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
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