Multiple sources report a man shown in a video at a Donald Trump rally has been discharged from his enlistment in a Marine Corps program after recruiters learned of his actions in the video.
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A report from WAVE 3 news says the United States Marine Corps recruiting office discharged a man identified as "Joseph Pryor" from a delayed entry program. The program is a stopping point for "hopeful Marines" to get them ready for boot camp.
Here's the statement from the local Marine Corps station:
"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."
As many have pointed out, free speech apparently does not necessarily guarantee freedom from consequences, and the escalation of violence at Trump's rallies has people concerned.