President Donald Trump's attack on hospitalized Buffalo protester Martin Gugino drew widespread shock and condemnation on Tuesday.
In a tweet posted early in the morning, Trump suggested that the 75-year-old Gugino, who is still in the hospital after being shoved to the ground by police and hitting his skull on the pavement, could be an "ANTIFA provocateur" who intentionally injured himself to make the police look bad.
"I watched, he fell harder than was pushed," the president wrote. "Could be a set up?"
The reaction to Trump's tweet was fierce and harsh, as many people called out Trump for attacking an elderly man who was shown on video bleeding from his ear after his head hit the ground.
Check out some reactions below.
Trump 2020: That old man had it coming. (Good luck with this, GOP.)— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller)1591707408.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Wow, Donald Trump in effect stomps on a 75-year-old peace activist who was pushed by police,… https://t.co/LZ2YSJtcGy— Steven Greenhouse (@Steven Greenhouse)1591706194.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Despicable.— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1591706397.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN This is really low and inhumane Trump. Everyone saw the horrifying video where 75 year old M… https://t.co/wrR3ENcVX8— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1591706246.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN "he fell harder than was pushed" It's called gravity. Ask Space Force about it.— Pé (@Pé)1591707406.0
If current trends persist, Republicans are going to nominate an actual tinfoil hat next time. https://t.co/AGRahPfNeq— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1591707654.0
And, man, the fake-blood coming out of the guy's ear?!?! Total ketchup setup! https://t.co/b1ixDIDqWO— Rob A Stocking (@Rob A Stocking)1591707106.0
Any filthier, @realDonaldTrump, and we’d all have to soak in penicillin just for reading your gutter lies. https://t.co/CBdFU1mUtN— David Simon (@David Simon)1591707277.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Sir, Mr. Martin Gugino is still in the hospital with a cracked skull. You are a malignant na… https://t.co/fb7Ju48UgY— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub)1591707115.0