After the attack on a journalist at a campaign event by Donald Trump correspondents have called on the US President to have a clear position against such attacks.
A Trump-trailer had pushed on Monday evening (local time) for re-election of the President in El Paso in the U.S. state of Texas, a cameraman of British TV channel BBC during the filming violently and insulted. Trump himself had noticed the scene and his speech interrupted to ask if everything was OK with the journalists.
The Association of correspondents, the reports about the White house, condemned the attack. “We are relieved that this time no one was seriously hurt,” said its President, Olivier Knox on Tuesday in Washington. He warned at the same time, Trump had to make his followers very clear that violence against reporters is unacceptable. The BBC wrote according to their own statements to the press Secretary of the White house, Sarah Sanders, and asked them to check the security arrangements for journalists during the election campaign appearances Trumps.
Sanders said that the President condemn any acts of violence against individuals or groups against journalists. “We call on all participating in an event, to behave peacefully and respectfully.” With a view to the safety precautions referred to responsible executives of trump’s election campaign.
journalists are booed at trump’s campaign events on a regular basis and abuse – fueled by the media vilification of the President, and disparages journalists as “enemies of the people”. Also in El Paso, Trump complained Monday night on the stage, supposedly lying reporting (“fake news”).
journalists ‘ associations urge for a long time, Trumps aggressive rhetoric to the media was dangerous and stachele to attacks on reporters. Last October, Trump had praised a Congressman for the violent Attack on a journalist and also heavy criticism.