Trump Supporter Attacks Photographer at El Paso Trump Rally

Whipped up into a frenzy’ White House Correspondents’ Association calls on Trump to denounce rally violence

BBC cameraman attacked at Donald Trump El Paso rally by MAGA hat thug | Daily Star

A Trump supporter, sporting a MAGA cap, attacked a BBC cameraman while at the USA president's campaign rally in El Paso, Texas.

'It was an incredibly violent attack.

Skeans later told the BBC that the man, who has not been identified, shoved him hard from his blind side, and the cameraman was not sure what had happened at first.

Trump interrupted his speech when he saw what was going on and said to Skeans, "You all right?" "The man was removed by security and Ron is fine".

Skeans recovered to film a man in a red "Make America Great Again" cap being restrained and shouting: "Fuck the media".

Gary O'Donoghue, BBC's Washington correspondent, who also was there, said that the man had jumped onto the media platform and tried to smash the BBC camera.

He has often branded reporting he doesn't like as "fake news" and said that journalists are enemies of the people.

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"I'm very anxious that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt", Acosta wrote on Twitter. Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff, ' O'Donoghue told the Today programme.

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

The president went to El Paso, on the USA border with Mexico, to campaign for a border wall, a divisive issue which caused the longest government shutdown in United States history.

According to a BBC statement, this time Trump "could see the incident and checked with us that all was OK".

'I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular'. "Here's a video of him being dragged out of press row".

Speaking to a packed stadium that holds about 8,000 in El Paso, Trump slammed the 'dishonest media'.

Mr Trump went head-to-head against counterprogramming by Beto O'Rourke, a former Democratic congressman and potential Trump rival in 2020, who argued that walls cause more problems than they solve.

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