Coast Guard member flashes white hand signal on TV

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A member of an American coastguard team that responded to Tropical Storm Florence in South Carolina seemed to flash in the background a white power gesture while a captain was interviewed Friday by MSNBC.

The man has since been removed from the reaction operations of Florence and the incident is being investigated, said Coast Guard Lt. J.B. Zorn.

The decision of the federal agency came after heavy setback online to the apparent gesture that was recorded on "Live with Ali Velshi."