BBC cameraman attacked by Donald Trump supporter at Texas rally

BBC cameraman assaulted as Trump whips crowd 'into a frenzy' in Texas

Mr. Trump told his audience that the media wouldn't accurately report the difference in crowd sizes between his rally and a rival event being held the same night in El Paso by former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a possible 2020 presidential candidate.

The BBC said cameraman Ron Skeans was "violently pushed and shoved by a member of the crowd" while covering the campaign rally Monday night in El Paso, about a mile from the U.S. -Mexico border.

A campaign official for Trump later suggested the man was drunk. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Video footage captured by Skeans shows the camera frame focus on Trump before suddenly pointing down toward a crowd.

In the footage, the camera which is focused on Mr Trump is jolted away. Seconds later, when the picture was restored, a man in a red "Make America Great Again" hat could be seen being restrained as he shouted, "f-- the media!"

As he was led away some in the crowd at the rally could be heard chanting: "Let him go".

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

"I've written to [White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders] asking for a full review of security arrangements for the media after last night's attack on our BBC cameraman at the President's rally", said Danahar in another tweet.

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

The American president has a strained relationship with the media, and has often branded reporting as "fake news" and stated that journalists are "the true enemy of the people".

Ms. Montague said the president had been criticizing the media before the incident occurred. Trump has frequently been critical of the press at rallies and on social media. Trump has also claimed it's "disgusting that the press is able to write whatever it wants to write", banned specific reporters from press briefings, insulted reporters of color, and revoked a journalist's press pass.

Knox said the president should make clear to his supporters that violence against reporters is unacceptable.

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