Marine recruiters ditch recruit after video from Trump rally goes viral

A Marine hopeful has been kicked out of the program, after a video of him at a Trump rally goes viral. His questionable behavior at Tuesday’s rally has cost the young man his military enlistment.

Joseph Pryor used poor judgment in his use of social media, following an incident in which he was seen yelling at activist Shiya Nwanguma. Pryor and others reportedly harassed and assaulted the black woman and according to the NY Daily News, Pryor publicly bragged online about his role in the incident. Mr. Pryor later posted a screen shot from that video on his social media account.

He was officially discharged from the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program on Wednesday. Pryor had listed himself as a future Marine on Facebook. However, he is no longer welcome to join, apparently because the type of behavior he exhibited, in this racially charged environment, is not tolerated in the Marines.

“The USMC doesn’t tolerate disrespect toward any group & this individual’s actions doesn’t represent actions expected of Marines.”

Multiple men reportedly assaulted Nwanguma, who was peacefully demonstrating at the rally. Several activists who were punched and kicked by Trump supporters told the Daily News that they are filing charges– possibly against Trump himself for “creating and fostering a hateful and unsafe environment.”

Louisville Metro PD confirm they’ve received several criminal complaints from the rally and are actively investigating them, the Washington Times reports.

In a separate incident- shortly after Trump finished speaking- a group of men assaulted a Hispanic mother and her daughter telling them, “Go back to your country, you will never be anyone.”

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  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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