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

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Mr O'Donoghue told BBC Radio 4: "This is a constant feature of these rallies - a goading of the crowds against the media".

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

The BBC reported that Skeans felt a "very hard shove" from his blindside.

Ron Skeans was filming a rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday night when a man got onto the reporters' platform screaming "f*** the media" and shoved the camera into his colleague. As the alleged attacker was escorted about by security many other Trump supporters could be heard chanting "Leave him alone".

Donald Trump saw the attack and confirmed Mr Skeans was well with a thumbs up after it happened.

Prior to the attack in El Paso, where Trump had chose to rally support for his contentious border wall, the president had regularly referred to the media as "fake news".

She added: "To all those who asked after the cameraman - Ron is fine". He added he had previously been "spat at" during a Trump rally.

The American president has a strained relationship with the media, and has often branded reporting as "fake news" and stated that journalists are "the true enemy of the people".

The president went to El Paso, on the USA border with Mexico, to campaign for a border wall, a divisive issue which caused the longest government shutdown in United States history. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", Mr O'Donoghue told the Today programme.

According to a BBC statement, this time Trump "could see the incident and checked with us that all was OK". Last year CNN filmed protestors yelling abuse and swearing at reporters covering a rally in Florida.

Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd inside a ball park across the street from where President Donald Trump was holding a rally.

Donald Trump's rise to becoming President has been marked by a hostile tone towards the vast swathes of the media, bar the outlets that support him such as the right-wing, Rupert Murdoch-owned broadcaster Fox News.

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