Trump Supporter Attacks Photographer at El Paso Trump Rally

WATCH: BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally

Washington News Editor Eleanor Montague was at the president's rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday with cameraman Ron Skeans.

Gary O'Donoghue, the Washington correspondent for the British public service broadcaster, described the attack on his cameraman Ron Skeans as "incredibly violent".

Mr Skeans said the man nearly knocked him and his camera over twice before he was wrestled away by a blogger. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told the Today programme.

He shared footage of the incident on Twitter.

As the camera appears to visibly bounce around for about 10 seconds, the screen then focuses on a man in a red cap who is swearing and being restrained by another man.

The man is heard shouting "f*** the media" before he is escorted away by the man in a black t-shirt.

"I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular", he added.

At the rally, tied to Trump's efforts to secure funding for a border wall, the president again attacked the media, as he has done on many occasions since launching his presidential campaign.

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He said security removed the man who jumped onto the media platform.

The cameraman told the BBC that the "very hard shove" came out of nowhere.

'It is clearly unacceptable for any of our staff to be attacked for doing their job'.

In August past year United Nations experts warned that Trump's anti-media invective increased the risk of journalists being targeted with violence.

Speaking to a packed stadium that holds about 8,000 in El Paso, Trump slammed the 'dishonest media'.

The president, who was at a section his speech concerning Hispanic and Asian Americans when the violence broke out, reportedly noticed the disruption. "But if you really want to see something, go outside".

But according to reports, a spokesman for El Paso fire department said the president's claim was incorrect, and that 6,500 people were allowed inside - the building's capacity.

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