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Joseph Pryor kicked off delayed-entry program for ugly role in viral film

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joseph-pryorA viral video showing a black woman being pushed and shoved at a Donald Trump rally has caught the attention of the Marine Corps.

One of the men harassing and pushing the woman was identified as Joseph Pryor — his Facebook profile listed himself as a “future Marine”, according to the Washington Times.

The Marine Corps discharged Pryor from the Delayed Entry Program on Wednesday, and Pryor’s Facebook page has been deleted.

Earlier reports from the New York Daily News stated that Mr. Pryor publicly bragged on social media about his role in the harassment and assault of Shiya Nwanguma at the rally — posting a screenshot of himself yelling at her.

The United States Marine Corps recruiting office tweeted that Mr. Pryor had been discharged from their Delayed Entry Program and stated: “The USMC doesn’t tolerate disrespect toward any group & this individual’s actions doesn’t represent actions expected of Marines.”

The Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Louisville released a statement on Thursday saying, “Joseph Pryor demonstrated poor judgment in his use of social media that associates him with a racially charged altercation at a political rally. Hatred toward any group of individuals is not tolerated in the Marine Corps and he is being discharged from our delayed entry program effective yesterday.”

The incident is currently under investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department, where they told the Daily News, “We have received three criminal complaints regarding alleged assaults at the Donald Trump rally on Monday and are actively investigating them.”

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