The BBC news service says that one of their cameramen was assaulted by a Trump supporter during a Trump rally in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday, and he was able to capture the aftermath as the man was dragged away.
The man reportedly swore at the news crews and then shoved a cameraman. He was wearing a red "Make America Great Again" cap at the time.
Here's the video that the cameraman captured after the altercation:
Trump supporter shoves BBC cameraman - BBC News www.youtube.com
A BBC producer tweeted about the altercation and directly blamed President Donald Trump for the assault.
"This is the shameful moment when my cameraman Ron Skeans was attacked by @realdDonaldTrump supporter in El Paso," tweeted Gary O'Donoghue, "after the President repeatedly goaded the crowd over supposed media bias. Happily Ron is fine."
This is the shameful moment when my cameraman Ron Skeans was attacked by @realdDonaldTrump supporter in El Paso - a… https://t.co/8V6WpVgMM9— Gary O'Donoghue (@Gary O'Donoghue) 1549950818.0
"Security now removed Trump crowd member who pushed and shoved my cameraman," he said in another tweeted, "having jumped onto the Media platform here in El Paso - pretestor tried to smash our camera - follows multiple attacks on the media by the President and previous speakers - it's shameful."
Security now removed Trump crowd member who pushed and shoved my cameraman - having jumped onto the Media platform… https://t.co/kcqNCOSXnT— Gary O'Donoghue (@Gary O'Donoghue) 1549939372.0
Another video of the altercation showed the cameraman resetting his video camera as the man is dragged away by what looks like another Trump supporter.
He is overheard yelling, "F**k the media!"
Here's the other video angle from USA Today:
BBC photographer reportedly shoved by Trump supporter during rally www.youtube.com
The El Paso District Attorney's office said they would not be pressing charges against the Trump supporter for assaulting the cameraman.
The president was making his argument at the rally for the border wall that he had promised since before he was elected. During the rally it was reported that Democratic and Republican members of Congress had achieved a deal in order to prevent a second partial government shutdown. The deal only includes $1.375 billion of funding for a border wall barrier.