Others have tried to play it off as though they were playing the circle game.

Sure, Jan.

White supremacy in the armed forces has been an ongoing problem. Earlier this year, an active duty lieutenant in the Coast Guard who identified as a white nationalist was thwarted from launching a domestic terror attack that was meant to “establish a white homeland.” A survey conducted this year by Military Times showed that 22 percent of enlisted members have seen signs of white nationalism in the armed forces and half of non-white service members have experienced encounters with racism and those who hold racist ideologies.