BBC cameraman attacked by Donald Trump supporter at Texas rally

BBC cameraman attacked by Donald Trump supporter at Texas rally

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.

Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue, meanwhile, said the incident was "an incredibly violent attack", and blamed Trump's rallies for pitting the supporters of the president against the media.

"It was an incredibly violent attack".

The BBC reports the unidentified Trump supporter twice nearly knocked Skeans and his camera over as he "shoved and swore" at other members of the press and yelled "f**k the media" before security escorted him away.

After 10 seconds of bouncing around, the camera then focuses on a man in a red cap, who is being restrained by another man in a black top.

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".

According to The Guardian, Ron Skeans, who was covering the Trump rally for BBC, was met by a man who had somehow gotten onto the media platform.

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The cameraman told the BBC that he was caught unawares by a "very hard shove", adding: "I didn't know what was going on".

"This is a constant feature of these rallies - a goading of the crowds against the media", O'Donoghue told the BBC.

'I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular'. "It is clearly unacceptable for any of our staff to be attacked for doing their job".

Trump told the crowds inside El Paso County Coliseum that 69,000 people had signed up to attend.

Standing in a packed stadium under a giant American flag and banners saying "FINISH THE WALL", Mr Trump insisted that large portions of the project are already under construction and vowed to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise regardless of what happens in Congress.

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

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