Video: US Marine Who Posted Clip Threatening Asians Wanted by Pentagon
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A US Marine who recently posted a video on social media in which he threatened to shoot Asians is now wanted by US Marine Corps leaders “so that his command can take appropriate action.”
When the video was posted is unclear, but a US Army infantry noncommissioned officer shared the video on his Twitter account on Thursday, saying, “Anyone recognize this racist? It’s hard to tell where he’s at, and sadly no name tapes,” meaning his name tag is not visible in the video. He also notes the video was originally found on Facebook.
The Marine seen in the video, whose rank can be seen as Private First Class, says China will “pay for what they have done to this country and the world,” referring to the COVID-19 pandemic. He further references tweets by US President Donald Trump, who he calls “the honorable Trump,” that blame China for the pandemic outbreak.
Capt. Joe Butterfield, a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon, told Military.com the Corps was trying to discover the Marine’s identity.
“There is no place for racism in the Marine Corps,” Butterfield said. “Those who can’t value the contributions of others, regardless of background, are destructive to our culture and do not represent our core values.”
”It wasn’t your fault that this happened, it was China’s fault. And China’s going to pay a big price, what they’ve done to this country,” Trump says in the video filmed in front of the White House following his hospital discharge after contracting COVID-19. “China’s going to pay a big price, what they’ve done to the world. This was China’s fault. Just remember that.”