By ALYSON HENRY
EL PASO, Texas (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — A BBC cameraman was attacked by a supporter of President Donald Trump at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday.
The BBC’s Washington news editor, Eleanor Montague, posted a video of the incident. She said her colleague, Rob Skeans, was attacked after “the crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night.”
Just attended my first @realDonaldTrump rally where my colleague BBC cameraman Rob Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter. The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night #TrumpElPaso pic.twitter.com/Oiw8osPms3— Eleanor Montague (@EleanorMontague) February 12, 2019
Skeans told the BBC that he felt a “very hard shove” while he was recording footage. The video shows Trump speaking before the camera shakes because of an out-of-shot impact. A man in a "Make America Great Again" cap is then seen being restrained as he shouts “f*** the media.”
According to the BBC, Trump noticed the incident, and confirmed Skeans was well “with a thumbs up after it happened.”