A President Trump supporter accosted a BBC cameraman on the president’s marketing campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night time.
The person reportedly pushed BBC’s Ron Skeans and verbally confronted the remainder of the information crew earlier than one other man pulled him away.
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The cameraman informed the BBC that the “very laborious shove” got here out of nowhere. “I did not know what was occurring.”
Trump apparently noticed the assault and continued his speech and gave a thumbs up when he noticed the crew was OK. Skeans returned the gesture – giving a inexperienced mild to proceed with the rally.
BBC Washington producer Eleanor Montague mentioned the protester, whose identify stays unknown, had taunted different information groups, however Skeans “obtained the brunt of it.”
Washington correspondent Gary O’Donoghue, in the meantime, mentioned the incident was “an extremely violent assault,” and blamed Trump’s rallies for pitting the supporters of the president towards the media.
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“This can be a fixed function of those rallies – a goading of the crowds towards the media,” he mentioned.
The Trump marketing campaign official informed the BBC that the attacker was drunk.
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Trump’s marketing campaign rally in El Paso got here amid the border wall standoff in Washington, D.C., the place Democrats aren’t keen to present sufficient funding to construct the wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.