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U.S. Coast Guard member appears to flash "white power" signal on TV


WASHINGTON (Circa) - An MSNBC interview with the U.S. Coast Guard appears to show a background member flashing a white power hand sign.

In the video above, the support staff member in the bottom left is seen using a hand gesture associated with white supremacy.

MSNBC was interviewing Captain John Reed, the head of the response efforts for Hurricane Florence in Charleston, South Carolina. Following the interview, the U.S. Coast Guard released a response on Twitter that the man shown making the gesture has been removed from the Florence response efforts.

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