RADFORD, VIRGINIA — A Secret Service agent choke-slammed a photographer at a Donald Trump rally on Monday amid a febrile atmosphere of protests against the GOP front-runner.
Footage from the event at Radford University in Virginia shows the agent hurling Time Magazine snapper Christopher Morris to the ground, the New York Daily News reported.
In the moments leading up to the UFC-style bodyslam, protesters shouting "black lives matter" were escorted out of the event.
According to witnesses, an altercation began when Morris stepped inches outside the press pen to photograph demonstrators, the New York Daily News reported. When the agent told Morris to step back, the photographer dropped the F-bomb twice and the agent lost his sh*t.
The footage shows Morris kicking at the agent while on the floor. After getting back up on his feet, an angry Morris then grabbed the agent's throat to demonstrate what had been done to him.
After being detained, Morris expressed regret for his part in the incident, Yahoo Politics reported.
Meanwhile, Time contacted the Secret Service to say it was concerned about the agency's treatment of its photographer.
Members of the press have reported outright hostility from Trump and his supporters while covering his election campaign, according to Yahoo Politics. The Donald last week vowed to weaken libel laws if elected president, to make it easier to sue reporters who criticise him.
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Let this be a lesson for any reporter: In order to live up to your job title, you leave your political beliefs and feelings at the door.
In other words: When you act on them, you're no longer acting as an agent of the media.
I really just wish more people would understand such simple logic.
The violence and aggression has been 99.9% from the "tolerant" left. Literal mob riot violence, Antifa, who ironically are the ones that are actually fascist. They always refuse to engage in debate/discussion, they don't do anything but bully/harass and try and "shut it down" simply because they disagree with whatever bullshit they are protesting.
Reporter got slammed, but he made that Secret Service agent, that kid in a suit, his bitch. Real threat could have happened while he was busy neutralizing Time Magazine. Scares me to see that incompetence at that level - our top. No stupid reporter can get under the skin of a real man, real professional. Hope they got rid of that kid or better yet - that he resigned. You're unfit like that, you step aside. Don't know who let him into a suit, but that needs to be looked at.
when he got off floor and grabbed that SECRET SERVICE officer I would have knocked him cold. I mean knock all his front teeth out.
these shit faces giving no info at traffic stops drag their ass out of the car yes drag them on pavement cuff them at front of car charge them obstruction of an investigation
piece of shit deserved to get his ass beat. Kicking like a child afterwards and then putting his hands on the guys neck.. They should of beat him unconscious. The mans job is to protect the POTUS, if he tells you to get back, you get the fuck back.
Yes Liberal Media reporters, we DON"T like you! WHY? We don't like lying political hacks who masquerade as news gathers. We don't like Left Wing Liberal employees of "news" organizations hiding behind the First Amendment to destroy our Constitutional Republic. We don't like people who look at us every night through the TV tube, and lie to our faces. In short; we just don't like YOU! Capish?
one time i would love to see what led up to this, like i dont know if the guy was being hostile to the agent, because he grabbed his throat after the altercation, OF A SECRET SERVICE AGENT, THAT ALONE IS A BIG DEAL
I'm a liberal democrat, supported Bernie in the primary and Hillary in the general election. That being said, as a former high school football player I ALWAYS appreciate a good pancake. And that'd win pancake of the day at just about any football camp I've been to. Bravo sir, that brought back some fond memories.
He literally crossed the line, the line that press is suppose to stay behind. When told to get back behind the line and stay in the press area he got mouthy with the wrong guy, while being in the wrong place. Secret service was doing what they are there for. He will be lucky if they dont charge him with assaulting an officer or what ever the secret service count as for kicking and grabbing his throat
What is this world coming to... Really... I came here expecting Tons of secret service Trump bashing... an assload of Freedom of the Press ... possibly a helping of abortion rights and gun control thrown in for good measure...Everything I'm reading is bashing the press and praising the Secret Service ... Has this country regained its moral compass...just to give you people fair warning... your pissing on the wrong pair of Birkenstocks with the way your acting.... Hope somebody gets the Birkenstock Analogy.
Selectively edit much? The video starts the exact second the reporter gets slammed, and purposely cuts out anything before it to avoid giving context.
We see what you're doing, and this is why you're losing the culture war. You're slowly and willfully burning your own credibility.
Thanks for letting us know you're not to be trusted though.
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