Shouting "f*ck the media", the Trump supporter at last night's rally blindsided BBC camera operator Ron Skeans with two hard shoves, Skeans says. Skeans recovered to film a man in a red Make America Great Again cap being restrained.... "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", O'Donoghue told the Today programme. Late Monday, however, lawmakers said they reached a bipartisan agreement though it's yet to be seen if Congress will approve it and if the president will sign the deal.
During Monday night's rally in El Paso, the President encouraged support for his proposed border wall with Mexico to protect the USA against a "tremendous onslaught" of migrant caravans, violent criminals and drugs.
Trump has waged a war on the First Amendment throughout his time in the Oval Office, frequently slamming critical media coverage of him as "fake" news.
Eleanor Montague, a BBC editor who was at the Monday night rally, explained what happened to her colleague. A campaign worker suggested to BBC News after the incident that the attacker was intoxicated.
Asked on Tuesday by Sky News whether it was acceptable for Trump to whip up his fans to the point that a cameraman was attacked, Hunt said: "It is never acceptable when journalists and cameramen are attacked just for doing their job".
Gary O'Donoghue of BBC's Washington correspondent posted the video recorded by Skeans to Twitter (seen below).
Neither the White House nor the Trump campaign issued a public apology to Skeans, and it took more than 18 hours for the president to condemn the unidentified supporter's conduct.
He has also threatened to revoke NBC's broadcast license amid attacks on fake news - a decision that his FCC chairman rejected.
Mr. Brown called on Mr. Trump "to stop the encouraging of violence at these rallies". He said the man nearly knocked him over twice before the assailant was wrestled away by another member of the media.
Trump, in turn, has often supported and joked about violence against reporters and the media, going so far as to praise Rep. Greg Gianforte after he allegedly threw an American reporter to the ground in the final days of his bid for Congress.
A BBC spokeswoman said Mr Skeans was "violently pushed and shoved by a member of the crowd" as he covered the rally.