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Inflamed Trump Supporter Attacks A BBC Cameraman At Rally

How long before a Trump supporter kills a member of the press?
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Mika Scarborough said an editor at the BBC "posted a video to social media late last night, showing a different angle of a moment that the rally stopped when, she says, an audience member attacked her cameraman."

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"The BBC said the reporter, Ron Skeans, was violently attacked by the crowd last night. The man was removed from the crowd. President Trump could see the incident and checked with us to see if the man was okay. This was my fear during the campaign, when the crowd started chanting and going in any direction the president wanted to go because he would talk about punching people in the face and roughing people up. He thought it was funny. He doesn't understand someone could take it seriously. Someone could get killed," Mika said.

(Oh, Mika. Are you really that dumb? He understands. HE JUST DOESN'T CARE.)

"When you light the fear, it's a very thin line between when a crowd becomes a gang and the gang becomes a mob. I hesitate to think about what the potential is there at some point, at some rally, as we proceed through this long presidential campaign where something really horrific may happen," Mike Barnicle said.

"When he does he that, Willie, he's like a tyrant in training. This is something you would expect from Erdogan, something you would expect from Putin," Joe Scarborough said.

"We conservatives have understood in most of our lives that most of the people in the mainstream media have never voted for a Republican candidate before and Republican and conservative candidates have brought that point up, but done it in a way that never elicited violence. You can laugh about it, joke about it, talk about never getting a fair shake, but Donald Trump unnecessarily takes it to the next level where it is so hateful, he calls them enemies of the people. Just like Joseph Stalin did. And he incites hatred and violence against the press," Geist said.


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"Some people will take that seriously. They take that that to mean people have to do something about the enemy, that they have to get the enemies our of the way, that the enemies are stopping their objectives. Go ask Katie Tur what it was like to stand in the back of the arenas and the stadiums, and to have him call her little Katie, having her have to be escorted to her car by the Secret Service. It's a real thing, and it's been going on for a long time and as Mike said, I don't even want to put it in the universe, but we've all talked about it quietly, that the day is coming when something terrible will happen."

"I'm sorry, we're there. We've got cameramen being attacked by crowds, that are just out of control being brutal, that means somebody could get hurt or killed. I'll just say it," Mika said.

I'll say it, too:

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