BBC Cameraman Attacked at Trump Rally

Cheryl Sanders
February 12, 2019

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.

Describing what unfolded, he said a Trump supporter mounted the press gallery and pushed the camera into his colleague, before continuing to push Skeans.

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

Prior to the attack in El Paso, where Trump had chose to rally support for his contentious border wall, the president had regularly referred to the media as "fake news".

She later added: "To all those who asked after the cameraman - Ron is fine".

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

Video was shared of Trump addressing the packed rally filmed by the BBC.

"Ron Skeans was violently pushed and shoved by a member of the crowd while covering a President Trump rally in Texas last night. Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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

As President Trump talked about the current unemployment rate among minority groups in America, a man wearing a MAGA hat allegedly shoved a BBC cameraman, knocking both him and his camera over.

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

Democrats are scrambling to find a candidate to unseat the Republican - with Trump saying he plans on seeing out his presidency until 2025. We don't even say build the wall anymore.

"The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night", Montague tweeted.

Trump mocked the size of O'Rourke's crowd and called the 46-year-old 'a young man who's got very little going for himself, except he's got a great first name'.

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