Video of a Pico Rivera Councilman and teacher making disparaging remarks about the military have gone viral.
Gregory Salcido's remarks were caught on tape after he began to berate a student for wearing a Marines sweatshirt.
In the video Salcido is heard calling military members stupid and "not talented people".
"We've got a bunch of dumb [expletive] over there.
Think about the people who you know who are over there – your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever – they're dumb [expletive]. They're not like high-level thinkers, they're not academic people, they're not intellectual people; they're the freaking lowest of our low."
Salcido also made reference to people in the Middle East and Asia and about the wars the US has fought there.
"We haven't been able to beat these guys wearing freaking robes and chanclas [flip-flops] for 15 years.
We couldn't beat the Vietnamese – they're a bunch of people this freaking big throwing rice at us."
The video was recorded by an anonymous student, whose father and two uncles are Marine veterans, and says he made the video without the intention of it really being seen by anyone else.
“It wasn’t meant for anyone else, but my mom shared it with a few friends and now it’s this."
The videos were posted on Facebook by a family friend, Kimberlie Flauto, and asked her followers to make the clips go viral.