GOP Lawmakers Dodge Questions About Trump’s Protestor Tweet

Most Republican lawmakers are refusing to give their opinions a tweet from President Donald Trump where he suggested that that 75-year-old Martin Gugino, who was hospitalized after being shoved by police in Buffalo on video, “Could be an ANTIFA provocateur.”

Trump made the remark on Tuesday morning, writing, “Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?”

But on Capitol Hill, Republican lawmakers are refusing to even read the president’s tweet, which a Politico reporter printed out.

Politico reporter Jake Sherman wrote on Twitter that Republican lawmakers are “refusing to read [the print-out of the tweet] in the presence of other human beings, and certainly declining comment on it.”

Among the Republicans willing to comment on the tweet was Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who told reporters, “It was a shocking thing to say. And I won’t dignify it with any further comments.”

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who has sometimes been critical of the president’s behavior on Twitter was apparently stunned when she was shown the tweet too, responding simply “Oh lord, ugh. Why would you fan the flames? That’s all I’m going to say.”

During a press briefing on Tuesday, New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed Trump, saying, “What do you think, you think it was staged? You think the blood coming out of his head was staged? You saw his head hit the pavement, you see blood on the pavement.”

Cuomo also addressed Trump’s remark that “he fell harder than he was pushed.” Cuomo said, “How reckless, how irresponsible, how mean, how cruel.”

He added, “I mean, if there was ever a reprehensible, dumb comment — and from the President of the United States — at this moment of anguish and anger, what does he do? Pours gasoline on the fire.”

Responses

  1. Even FOX acknowledges that King Donald The Loser really is a loser. Down by 14 points compared to someone YOU consider to be braindead.

    foxnews.com/politics/poll-trump-down-14-points-to-biden-in-general-election-showdown

  2. trumplethinskin is a complete phuhking asshole.

    Only a moron with their head permanently lodged in

    their rectum believes anything he says.

  3. But what if it’s true, what if Trump is correct? In basketball that’s called flopping. The old guy was probably flopping but fell harder than he planned.

    1. Willie what is today’s kool aid flavor ?

      You sure do love that trumpuke kool aid !

  4. These tweets are official presidential statements – it’s disgusting they try to brush off whats posted like it is gossip. All Republicans should answer to things their party leader is saying on official record.

    That this president peddles completely unsubstantiated conspiracy theories meant to agitate an already volatile situation on a regular basis is their problem.

    1. This is what we get when we elect politicians who are in it for themselves. They don’t have any clear ideas or convictions of their own, so they travel the path of least resistance, and since that, today, means clinging to the coattails of a fascist Dear Leader and going for a ride, that is what they will do.

      Do you remember the original outrage that they claimed to have for their future Dear Leader BEFORE he got elected?

      Oh, yeah, these guys sure have strong convictions.

      On the other hand, we COULD have supported a strong leader who has had decades of CONSITENTLY calling for the changes that we need, but he isn’t running any more.

      We MUST elect better politicians.

  5. “Most Republican lawmakers are refusing to give their opinions a tweet from King Donald The Loser.” Article

    That makes them complicit in the fascist’s nonsense.
    Vote them ALL out.

    #outnow
    refusefascism.org

      1. Why? You don’t accept that you worship a Dear Leader. What possible difference would my definition make to you?

        Would you reconsider your vote in November if he proved to you that, yup, he really IS a fascist, or would you hold your nose and vote for THE MOST DANGEROUS Dear Leader that we have ever had in our lifetime again anyway?

        To save me the trouble of wasting my valuable time, why not read Professor John McNeill’s 2016 assessment of him and Umberto Eco’s 14 traits of fascists. I am certainly not the ONLY one who recognizes his fascism and they are much more qualified to clear up any doubts that you may have about it than I will ever be.

        Or are you too chicken to realize the truth about your Dear Leader? Yeah, that’s it. Paul is too chicken because he is indoctrinated into Cult-45 and he can’t stand his Dear Leader being challenged or exposed for what he really is.

        Reality hurts, y’all.

        1. Scotty boy, I suggest you watch a video on Youtube- search Charlie Kirk Best argument for Trump re-election. You can call Trump a fascist all you want but the the funny thing about it is you made statements in some of your other posts today and previously that puts you in agreement with why Trump is Great.

          Put your thinking cap on before you watch the video as Charlie talks fast and I question if what he says will challenge your intelligence level.

          Scotty Boy you can call Trump a fascist (by your idea of what fascism is) all you want but many Americans will look at Trump’s accomplishments and he will preserver with all the fake news and Liberal BS and be re-elected on Nov 3.

          For you Conservatives out there, search for Charlie’s video, you will be amazed with what Charlie had to say.

          1. So, basically, you just admitted that you have absolutely NO interest in learning about your fascistic Dear Leader.

            I was right. You would have wasted my valuable time.

          2. Scotty Boy afraid of the facts I see. Call Charlie what you want but the facts are facts. Go get a fairy tail bedtime story read by your mommy and have some more dreams to comment on tomorrow as this seems to be your norm.

      2. Scotty Child facts are facts in what he said and you can’t change them with your wet dreams. Must be nasty for an individual like you to be so ignorant. How do you function in life?

    1. Hm interesting point. If this applies to fascists, I guess it should also apply to communists and socialists and globalists? Vote them all out, right?

      1. If you can find a socialist or communist or globalist that supports King Donald The Loser, then go for it. Ask them for accountability.

        I think you are a little confused about politics, Birdy.

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