A high school teacher and city council member from California was secretly recorded as he delivered what can only be described as an anti-military tirade to students, prompted by one student wearing a U.S. Marine Corps sweatshirt to class.

Gregory Salcido, a teacher and city council member who earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Whittier College, also served as the mayor of Pico Rivera, California where he teaches, in 2002, 2010 and again in 2015. After noticing a student wearing a Marine Corps t-shirt enter his class, Salcido went on at length about America’s military.

“Your freakin’ stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb- – -ts. They’re not high-level bankers. They’re not academic people. They’re not intellectual people.” Salcido can be heard saying in one of three videos recorded and uploaded by the student.
“They’re the freaking lowest of our low.”

When one student stood up to Salcido, the politician and teacher reportedly compared military service to domestic violence.