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BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally amid frenzied calls for wall


WASHINGTON: A BBC cameraman was attacked by a Trump supporter on Monday evening at a rally in El Paso, Texas, where america President roused his base to a frenzy in give a boost to of investment for a border wall whilst continuing to denigrate critics, including Democrats and sections of the media whom he accused of being allies.

An agitated Trump fan violently shoved cameraman Rob Skeans yelling “F*** the media!” as a raucous crowd broke into chants of “CNN Sucks” in a while after the President’s now familiar broadsides in opposition to the media. He railed in opposition to “pretend information” and instructed his supporters that "some of the most dishonest people in media are the so-called fact-checkers."

The unidentified man dressed in the a red MAGA cap was sooner or later got rid of by security, and a BBC spokesman later said Skeans is "fine," whilst adding, "It is clearly unacceptable for any of our staff to be attacked for doing their job."

Trump witnessed the assault and called out "You all right? Everything OK?" prior to continuing his speech, which was geared toward rallying a base this is increasingly dismayed that he has no longer been ready to meet his pledge to construct a border wall and implement tough anti-immigration measures that they believe will toughen their lives and make America a better position.

In truth, a bipartisan deal between Republican and Democratic lawmakers that could avert another govt shutdown this weekend was straightaway rejected by hardliner Trump acolyte Sean Hannity who called it a “rubbish compromise” as it didn't allocate sufficient money for a border wall.

"I’m getting details — $1.3 billion? That’s not even a wall, a barrier... Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain — look at this crowd," Fox News’ Hannity, who like conservative commentator Ann Coulter echoes the hard-right Trump constituency, said as information of the settlement got here all through the raucous rally.

The settlement would offer just about $1.4 billion for border barriers, under Trump’s call for for $5.7 billion.

Meanwhile, other reporters have been more interested in the threat to existence and limb from out-of-control Trump supporters. BBC journalist Eleanor Montague tweeted that "the crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night" and the New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler noted that "mood in El Paso felt uglier, more discordant than at other rallies, post-2016 campaign."

Some media analysts have warned that the best way issues are going, reporters may end up getting killed. "This incendiary rhetoric has consequences. In late October, a Trump fan sent package bombs to a number of regular targets of Trump’s verbal wrath, including CNN. Days later, another man, motivated by conspiracy theories about migrant caravans, opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11," the online portal Vox noted.

The US President has saved up a relentless assault in opposition to the media, which is in large part liberal, concentrated at the East coast and the west coast, and which has now made it a practice to fact-check his litany of lies, distortions, falsifications, exaggerations and so on.

Trump’s familiar diatribe incorporated ascribing high crime fee to unlawful immigration whilst claiming El Paso transformed from "one of the most dangerous cities" into one of the crucial most secure cities in the United States after the construction of the border wall in a city this is twinned with Juarez at the Mexican side.


But El Paso, in keeping with FBI dates cited by mainstream media, has had a persistently decrease crime fee than the common among greater than 20 in a similar way sized cities; it also reported the second-lowest violent crime fee in 2008 — prior to the construction of border fencing.


More broadly, immigrant-present communities have decrease crime fee than in a different way, a proven fact that sits uncomfortably with the Trump constituency’s demonization of immigrants. Most murders, homicides, and mass shootings in america are performed by native-born Americans.


In truth, whilst Trump was on a tirade in opposition to unlawful immigrants, the big crime story in Texas focused on a man who shot useless his wife, their toddler daughter, and the wife’s grandparents, prior to killing himself.


His title was Randy Horn and he was no longer an immigrant.


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