Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at Texas rally
Tuesday February 12, 2019. 02:57 PM , from BoingBoing
The BBC reports that one of its journalists was attacked by a Trump supporter at his rally in El Paso, Texas, monday night. The footage from the victim's camera shows Trump delivering his speech before it is knocked to the ground.
Sporting a Make America Great Again cap, the man shoved and swore at the BBC's Ron Skeans and other news crews before being pulled away. Mr Skeans said the 'very hard shove' came from his blindside. 'I didn't know what was going on.' Mr Trump saw the attack and confirmed Mr Skeans was well with a thumbs up after it happened.
Trump previous described the media as 'the enemy of the people' the day a bomb was sent to CNN.
Jim Acosta, a CNN reporter, posted this footage of the rally crowd:
Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy. pic.twitter.com/IhSRw5Ui3R
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 1, 2018
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