Watch Chief Of Staff Kelly Tell Anti-Military Teacher Where To Go (Video)
White House chief of staff John Kelly says a California high school teacher who said members of the U.S. military are “the lowest of our low,” “ought to go to hell.”
Retired Four-Star Marine Corps General and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly: “I think the guy ought to go to hell. I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for.”
A student in Gregory Salcido’s history class at El Rancho High School captured a video of him ranting against the military, calling members of the armed forces “dumb shits” and denigrating their intellect.
“Think about the people you know who are over there,” Salcido, a Pico Rivera city councilman, told his students. “You’re freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb shits. They’re not high-level thinkers; they’re not academic people; they’re not intellectual people. They’re the lowest of our low.”
Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade read Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, some of the teacher’s quotes and asked him for his reaction.
“I think the guy ought to go to hell,” Kelly said. “I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for.”
Kilmeade said that Kelly went on to use expletives about the teacher that Fox could not air.
Salcido has been put on administrative leave by the school district, but there have been growing calls to fire the teacher. Over 15,000 people have signed a petition demanding that he be fired. Read more at Washington Free Beacon.
.@kimguilfoyle on teacher who allegedly called military members ‘lowest of our low’: “This is so offensive to me…I’d like to see this guy go & serve, and spend one day doing [what]the brave men & women do that defend this country & our freedoms…” https://t.co/m1Idxx2Rey pic.twitter.com/WfWq8HcROt
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 30, 2018
“Do you know he has been on the city council since 1999 and served as mayor twice”? The city’s punishment, removed from commitees (nothing). Employer silent.
Pentagon slams teacher who called military members ‘lowest of our low’ https://t.co/DGv5Z3PVtP#dawg_lb
— Buddy dawgmadd Wise (@dawg_lb) January 30, 2018
“I think that [Salcido] should apologize not only to me, but to all the veterans who fought for our freedom [and]the veterans who sacrificed their lives.”’ https://t.co/AuiKBWWIes
— Jennifer Tammaro (@Jennanjack) January 30, 2018
White House’s Kelly slams teacher who disparaged troops: ‘I think the guy ought to go to hell’ https://t.co/aOydEMe7Lz
— joanne hynes (@alicehynes) February 1, 2018