BBC Cameraman Suffers 'Incredibly Violent Attack' At Trump Rally

A man is restrained after he began shoving members of the media during a rally for President Donald Trump in El Paso Texas

A supporter of US President Donald Trump was removed by security from a Texas rally after jumping into the media pen, shoving reporters and knocking over several cameras filming the event. When it's righted, we can see a man wearing a red MAGA hat being restrained by another man.

The man can then be heard shouting "USA" and "f*ck the media".

The Donald Trump supporter could be seen being restrained after the incident.

"Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", O'Donoghue told the "Today" program on BBC Radio 4.

It comes amid a series of stinging attacks on the press by Trump, branding the "fake news" the "enemy of the people".

BBC Washington producer Eleanor Montague said the protester, whose name remains unknown, had taunted other news teams, but Skeans "got the brunt of it".

Trump had used his rally to encourage support for his proposed border wall with Mexico, which he claims will protect the United States from violent criminals, drugs and a "tremendous onslaught" of migrant caravans.

Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd inside a ball park across the street from where President Donald Trump was holding a rally.

"This is a constant feature of these rallies - a goading of the crowds against the media", he said.

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

Mr O'Donoghue added that he thinks President Trump's 2020 election campaign will be as "hostile and ill-tempered and divisive as the one we saw last time".

There were no reports of injuries following the attack and the BBC reporter tweeted that her cameraman was fine.

Washington Examiner reporter Gabby Morrongiello, who shot video of the incident, explained that members in the press pen were trying to record a group of African-American students who were protesting Trump by standing together with interlocked hands.

President Trump checked that the British journalists were okay with a thumbs up, and continued his speech after Mr Skeans returned the gesture.



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