Jarrett Morford Biography
Jarrett Morford has been identified as the 20-year-old foul-mouthed Marine fresh out of boot camp in a viral video claiming “China is going to pay” for its handling of the coronavirus, officials said. The is under investigation for a racist rant threatening to target Chinese people upon his deployment.
Jarrett Morford Clip was Posted on Twitter
The viral 32-second clip was posted Thursday to Twitter by an Army noncommissioned officer. It shows Pfc. Jarrett Morford, 20, using racial slurs against Chinese citizens while referencing the caliber of bullet used in standard rifles issued to Marines, Stars and Stripes reported.
Anyone recognize this racist? It’s hard to tell where he’s at, and sadly no name tapes. pic.twitter.com/jfm23cs8K4
— Grizz – The People’s MRT™️ (@MiCBarin) October 8, 2020
“As the honorable Trump said on Twitter today, it was China’s fault,” Morford said in the footage while in uniform. “China is going to pay for what they’ve done to this country and the world. I don’t give a f–k!”
It’s unclear exactly which tweet Morford was referencing, but President Trump has repeatedly characterized COVID-19 as the “China virus,” including as recently as Thursday while vowing to keep pressing tariffs against the nation.
The post showing Morford’s rant had been retweeted more than 4,300 times as of Friday. “Anyone recognize this racist?” the tweet read. “It’s hard to tell where he’s at, and sadly no name tapes.”
Jarrett Morford Reddit
Redditors tore Morford to shreds in the comments of the r/PublicFreakous post. “These are the type of assholes that try to become police officers,” one user wrote. “Due to not having enough power and being the runt of the platoon.” “You can see in his eyes he’s not playing with a full deck,” another added.
Morford, of Windsor, Colorado, graduated from boot camp in August and is currently training for a communications job in Twentynine Palms, California, Stars and Stripes reported.
An Investigation is Underway
A Marine Corps spokesman told the outlet an investigation into Morford’s rant is underway and vowed that “appropriate action” by his command would be taken.
“There is no place for racism in the Marine Corps,” Capt. Joseph Butterfield told Stars and Stripes. “Those who can’t value the contributions of others, regardless of background, are destructive to our culture and do not represent our core values.”