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Watch as a BBC cameraman is assaulted at Trump's rally

Watch as a BBC cameraman is assaulted at Trump's rally

A spokeswoman for BBC said that Skeans was "violently pushed and shoved".

As the footage shows, Skeans was recording Trumps speech when the footage suddenly stumbles forwards as he is hit.

The footage captured from Skeans' camera shows the shot focused on Trump before jolting away as he is pushed by a man. As the alleged attacker was escorted about by security many other Trump supporters could be heard chanting "Leave him alone".

The attack, which targeted a number of news crews in the press corps at the Trump rally, appeared to leave the British cameraman, Ron Skeans, taking the brunt of the violence.

According to The Guardian, Ron Skeans, who was covering the Trump rally for BBC, was met by a man who had somehow gotten onto the media platform.

Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in El Paso, Texas. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told the Today programme.

"This is a constant feature of these rallies - a goading of the crowds against the media", Mr O'Donoghue added.

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"The president could see the incident and checked with us that all was okay", the BBC said in a statement.

'I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular'.

Democrats are scrambling to find a candidate to unseat the Republican - with Trump saying he plans on seeing out his presidency until 2025.

Mr O'Rourke, meanwhile, held a countermarch with dozens of local civic, human rights and Hispanic groups in his hometown, followed by a protest rally attended by thousands on a baseball field within shouting distance from the arena where Mr Trump spoke.

"I'm very anxious that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt", Acosta wrote on Twitter.

Trump mocked the size of O'Rourke's crowd and called the 46-year-old 'a young man who's got very little going for himself, except he's got a great first name'.