BBC Cameraman Attacked at Trump Rally

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In an article Tuesday, the BBC reported that it "has requested the White House review security for media attending President Donald Trump's rallies after an attack on one of its cameramen".

Skeans was unhurt and the assailant, who was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, was restrained by a blogger for the pro-Trump outlet Frontline America and removed from the media riser. The man was then restrained.

He said a supporter of Mr Trump got onto the reporters' platform, and pushed the camera into his colleague, before continuing to push Mr Skeans. Another member of the media wrestled the man off Skeans before security eventually escorted him away.

The US President was addressing a rally in El Paso, Texas, which was being covered by a news team from the BBC.

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"I'm afraid this statement from the Trump campaign does nothing to address the security lapses at President Trump's rally in El Paso last night when our BBC colleague was attacked". Prior to the attack, Trump said, "We have suffered a totally dishonest media and we've won and it's driving them insane, driving them insane".

There were no reports of injuries following the attack and the BBC reporter tweeted that her cameraman was fine.

Mr O'Donoghue said Mr Trump's 2020 election campaign, which he thinks has begun, will be as "hostile and ill-tempered and divisive as the one we saw last time".

The El Paso District Attorney's office said they would not be pressing charges against the Trump supporter for assaulting the cameraman.

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The president of the White House Correspondents' Association Oliver Knox made an official statement on Twitter today condemning the actions of the attacker and demanding that Trump do the same. "Everything OK?" BBC said that Skeans gave Trump a thumbs up to signal that he was fine.

She said, 'The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night'.

Reporters Without Borders said they were looking into the incident.

Trump's rallies have triggered altercations before, and he has discussed the idea of whether protesters who come to the rallies should be "roughed up" or punched in the face. 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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