Trump Checks On BBC Cameraman Attacked By Supporter At His Rally

Trump Checks On BBC Cameraman Attacked By Supporter At His Rally

Trump Checks On BBC Cameraman Attacked By Supporter At His Rally

BBC cameraman Ron Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans during the USA president's rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night.

Sherrod Brown of OH, a possible presidential contender in 2020, on Tuesday urged President Trump to rein in his supporters' attacks on the media after a man shoved a TV cameraman at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. The alleged assailant is shown shouting: "F- the media".

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A Trump campaign official suggested that Skeans' attacker may have been drunk in a statement to the BBC. His relationship with the media reached a nadir in October 2018 when he called it "the true enemy of the people".

On Tuesday the BBC said the press area was unsupervised, and no security tried to intervene during the incident.

President Trump checked they were well with a thumbs up, and continued his speech after Mr Skeans returned the gesture. It takes seconds (we don't even need your address) and every dollar helps.

Knox said the president should make clear to his supporters that violence against reporters is unacceptable. As he is led away, he angrily chants: "Fuck the media, fuck the media".

"This is a constant feature of these rallies", O'Donoghue said on BBC radio this morning, "a goading of the crowds against the media".

"As we continue to look into what happened, we firmly denounce all physical violence against reporters for doing their jobs", the press freedom group wrote.

CNN is seeking comment from the White House.

Montague said, "It was an incredibly violent attack".

Eleanor Montague, the BBC's Washington News Editor, said in a tweet that the El Paso crowd had been "whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night".

"Any guy that can do a body slam, he's my kind of - he's my guy", Trump said, according to the Washington Post. Trump has frequently been critical of the press at rallies and on social media.

Video released by the BBC shows Skeans filming Trump during the rally when the camera noticeably begins to shake before falling forward. Although Trump did check to see if the cameraman was okay, he did not condemn the incident at the time.

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