This really is America circa 2018. A member of the U.S. Coast Guard is accused by MSNBC and social media viewers of making a racist ‘OK’ sign on TV. And what do the Coast Guard higher ups then do? Why remove the Coast Guard member from his position and launch an investigation into what it quickly calls an “offensive video.”
Well, that was about as subtle as a train wreck, on a boat.
— Michael Ⓜ️ (@michaelschweitz) September 14, 2018
We are aware of the offensive video on twitter – the Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response. His actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard.
— U.S. Coast Guard (@USCG) September 15, 2018