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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz makes controversial ‘white power OK’ hand gesture on Fox News

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During Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, a Trump aide named Zina Bash was accused of being a white supremacist for positioning her hands in an “OK” gesture.

Bash originally made the gesture on Tuesday. She then repeated the gesture later in the week after it became a controversy.

Bash, who works as an aide crafting immigration policy for the Trump administration, is a wealthy heiress from south Texas. She was born in Mexico and is also the descendant of Holocaust survivors.

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On Saturday night, Florida GOP congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went on Jesse Watters’ Fox News show and made the gesture to mock people who accused Bash of being a white supremacist.

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The host mockingly told Gaetz not to make the gesture.

“Matt, don’t make that hand-gesture, they’re going to freeze-frame it,” Watters joked.

“I know, right?” Gaetz said. “It just shows you the extent to which people want to focus on the absurd, rather than the substance.”

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Florida’s election season has been marred by alleged racist dog-whistles from people like Trump-loving GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis who warned that his black opponent was going to “monkey up” the state.

Watch the segment below.

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