BBC cameraman attacked at Trump’s El Paso rally last night.

By |2019-02-12T05:42:57-08:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |16 Comments


Courtesy of the BBC:

A BBC cameraman was violently shoved and abused during a Donald Trump rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night, in an incident the corporation described as “unacceptable”.

The BBC’s Washington correspondent Gary O’Donoghue said his colleague Ron Skeans was “fine” despite the “incredibly violent attack”.

Footage from Skeans’ camera, tweeted by O’Donoghue, suggested he and his equipment were knocked off balance for around 10 seconds, as he was filming Trump’s speech. Skeans recovered to film a man in a red Make America Great Again cap being restrained and shouting: “Fuck the media.”

As he was led away some in the crowd at the rally could be heard chanting: “Let him go.”

According to Buzzfeed, this attack followed Trump condemning the media: 

About halfway through his lengthy, campaign-style speech, Trump ridiculed the media for “refusing to acknowledge” his administration’s successes, invoking loud boos and jeers from the crowd.

“I guess 93% of the stories are negative. No matter what we do, they figure out a way to make it that,” the president said, rattling off topics, such as North Korea, the economy, and manufacturing, which he feels that the media has unfairly skewed.

As Trump went on touting his successes, a man in a red MAGA hat suddenly burst toward the group of reporters and photographers who were covering the speech, pushing them over, knocking their cameras and tripods, and repeatedly yelling, “fuck the media.”

I swear Trump is not going to be happy until he is responsible for the death of a journalist just like his friend Mohammed Bin Salman.

Trump did not contain his attacks to the media, he also attempted to ridicule potential 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke.

Courtesy of Business Insider:

Trump took a shot at his potential 2020 opponent, and it echoed a familiar 2016 attack: mocking crowd size.

“He has 200 people, 300 people, not too good,” Trump claimed.

“A young man who’s got very little going for himself — except he’s got a great first name — he challenged us,” Trump continued. “That may be the end of his presidential bid.”

This number was off, according to the Associated Press, which didn’t have an exact number but put O’Rourke’s crowd in the thousands.

Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein tweeted far larger numbers: “El Paso police estimate a crowd of 10,000 to 15,000 for the anti-Trump, anti-wall, pro-O’Rourke march and rally tonight.”

It’s always about size with tiny mushroom dick, isn’t it? I wonder why?

By the way, Trump also used this rally as a fundraiser, by getting supporters to cough up $15,000 for a picture with him.

The only way I would spend $15,000 for a picture with Trump is if it was one where I was personally placing handcuffs on him before the Feds hauled him away to prison. 

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16 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 12, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Disgusting trump. He will continue to downgrade the press until theres no press. Thats the getapo aka kgb plan.

  2. Anon February 12, 2019 at 9:07 am
  3. anon February 12, 2019 at 9:15 am

    “What this means, the study’s authors write in their abstract, is that “Trump voters were uniquely driven by the desire to dominate out-group members in an aggressive manner.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/heres-shouldnt-surprised-trump-supporter-attacked-reporter-monday/

  4. Beaglemom February 12, 2019 at 9:17 am

    And, later this week, the mainstream media will once again whine that liberals should be kinder, nicer, more understanding of Trump supporters. Nope. Not at all. I personally do not condone stupidity. Whether they are farmers who are willing to declare bankruptcy and still support Don the Con or crazy, wild-eyed supporters bussed in to a racist rally to shout obscenities at news reporters and cameramen, they get absolutely no sympathy from me. I don’t even want to know what goes on in their heads that makes them so stupid. They’re beyond salvation.

  5. Anonymous February 12, 2019 at 11:21 am

    “The only way I would spend $15,000 for a picture with Trump is if it was one where I was personally placing handcuffs on him before the Feds hauled him away to prison.”

    The ultimate selfie!!!

    For 15 grand, though, I think I’d want full shackles.

    • Anon February 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      And preferably the photo will demonstrate that the arresting officers weren’t “too nice.” Bonus bucks if someone snatched the roadkill off of his syphilis infected head.

  6. Beaglemom February 12, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Reporters must insist on adequate security at Don the Con’s events or else, they won’t go. Who cares anyway? We all know that all he does is lie while pandering to the very dumbest among us. And again, who is paying for these “rallies” that are only meant to assuage his ego. I hope someone told him that twice as many people attended the other rally, the one led by Beto O’Rourke.

    • Anon February 12, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      https://www.vox.com/2019/2/12/18220796/beto-orourke-trump-rally-el-paso

      https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/429603-trump-cant-say-im-happy-with-border-security-deal

      ““I told the president I thought he, as well as all of us, ought to wait until we’ve actually read the final deal. I have recommended that if it becomes what we think it is, I do recommend he sign it,” said Senate Majority Leader Bitch McCONnell (R-Ky.)

    • Anonymous February 12, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Yep, no coverage would certainly ruin his day, I believe even FOX stopped broadcasting his rallies because they are so boring..same old crap and he had a hissy fit.

      Won’t they all be surprised when it is their dear Leader that is LOCKED UP.

      Read that most of the cult members weren’t even from El Paso.. so how much are they being paid to be bused in?

  7. anon February 12, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    No accident this “bringing forth” of violent ignorance. The earth is crying as it heats up. Man will lose. Not tomorrow, but man WILL lose. The dragon fights the most right before it dies. And all along the dragon has really been symbolic. So sad this ignorance, set in place by separating man from god, and putting god elsewhere, and as a man!, “saving”only a selection of people, whatever “saving” means. These people are so fucked up. They are ruining everything for everyone forever. Kill the idolatry, see nature for what it is.

  8. Anonymous in Chicago February 12, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    So much hate. So many lies. How the hell can we take 2 more years of this shit?

    • Anon February 12, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      I sat while shaking my head wondering how the hell to survive the whopping lies until 2020. I find fear mothering lies for self serving power deplorable and evil.

  9. anon February 12, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trump-sends-sarah-sanders-denounce-bbc-cameraman-beating-president-trump-condemns-acts-violence/

    “President Trump condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people – including members of the press. We ask that anyone attending an event do so in a peaceful and respectful manner,”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/sean-hannity-will-cave-like-cheap-suit-defend-trump-despite-much-losing-wall-msnbc-panel/

    • majii February 12, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      DTJ is very late in making this comment. He began to program his supporters for violence when he began his campaign, he continued to rile them up throughout his campaign and after he became POTUS. He should have made the comment on-scene at the rally. He’s reactive, not proactive. Only after it became widely known that one of his supporters attacked the BBC cameraman that the decided to issue this lame-@ss lie. The damage had already been done. I suspect he knows some of his supporters believe every claim he makes and will act on them, but when they get into legal trouble, he’s disavows them as fast as he can. Even though he has said he’d pay their legal costs, that has yet to happen.

  10. Amy in Juneau February 12, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Is it true that if we were to impeach and 45 is arrested for his crimes, that Pence would become president and issue a pardon for don the con? So really, they both belong behind bars. I agree anon in Chicago, its difficult to fathom two more years of lies and hate.

    The Beto O’Rourke rally was good. Am I the only one who appreciates the sincerity and sense of unity in Beto’s speeches? When he speaks, its genuine and he’s delivering it with honestly & from his heart. I know he’s young and doesn’t have much experience, but I get excited of his ability to inspire many new, first time voters, many Latinos & younger people, in his bid for senate against Cruz.

    • Beaglemom February 13, 2019 at 5:54 am

      I hope that Beto O’Rourke will run for governor in Texas. Texas has not had an intelligent governor since the last Democrat in office there. O’Rourke would do a great job for Texas and could use it as a springboard to the White House. Imagine how much better he’d be than George Bush.

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