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Coast Guard officer makes 'okay' sign on camera, gets booted for 'white-power' gesture

A U.S. Coast Guard hurricane response worker has been "reassigned" after he was spotted making what the Twitter-mob called a "white-power sign" during an MSNBC update on Hurricane Florence.

As one official spoke directly to the camera, a man sitting behind the speaker looked at the camera, looked away, and then shaped his hand into the “okay” sign -- a sign that is now considered by some to be a “white power” gesture.

On Monday’s episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn and the guys discussed the origins of the "okay" sign becoming known as a secret hand gesture for white supremacy.

Stu quoted a Washington Post article, which explained that the idea originated from a "viral troll campaign aimed at making liberals and the media look gullible" and "to convince people on twitter that the ‘ok’ hand sign has been co-opted by neo-nazis.”

"It is not a thing, and the media knows it's not a thing. And still, NBC News ran a story about some guy in the background of a weather report giving the 'white supremacy signal' on camera," said Stu.

Watch the clip above to catch the conversation.

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