Trump Checks On BBC Cameraman Attacked By Supporter At His Rally

Trump Checks On BBC Cameraman Attacked By Supporter At His Rally

A BBC cameraman has been "violently attacked" at a Donald Trump rally by a MAGA hat-wearing supporter of the US President.

A camera is nearly knocked to the ground to the ground while filming at Trump's "Finish the Wall" rally in El Paso, Texas.

Trump apparently saw the attack and continued his speech and gave a thumbs up when he saw the crew was OK.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr O'Donoghue said it was "an incredibly violent attack".

In the footage, the camera which is focused on Mr Trump is jolted away. As he is led away, he angrily chants: "Fuck the media, fuck the media".

Trump's rallies have for a long time featured the president turning his supporters against the media, whom he accuses of being "fake news".

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"I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular".

The attack, which targeted a number of news crews in the press corps at the Trump rally, appeared to leave the British cameraman, Ron Skeans, taking the brunt of the violence. "It is clearly unacceptable for any of our staff to be attacked for doing their job".

The BBC's Washington Editor Eleanor Montague was also standing in the press gallery and said: 'The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night'.

Donald Trump's rise to becoming President has been marked by a hostile tone towards the vast swathes of the media, bar the outlets that support him such as the right-wing, Rupert Murdoch-owned broadcaster Fox News.

The cameraman told the BBC that the "very hard shove" came out of nowhere. The BBC spokesman said in a statement Tuesday to The Post that, "The man was removed by security and Ron is fine". At the time, Trump was touting recent economic numbers to a roaring crowd in the El Paso County Coliseum. "The arena holds 8,000 and, thank you fire department, they got in about 10 [thousand]", he said. "Now, you really mean finish the wall", Trump responded. "Tens of thousands of people are watching screens outside".

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