President Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy About 75-Year-Old Buffalo Protester

June 9, 2020

President Donald Trump is under fire for tweeting a right-wing conspiracy theory that a 75-year-old protester pushed by police in Buffalo, New York 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.

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