Army investigating official handout claiming Trump’s campaign is “covert white supremacy”

The US Army is launching an investigation into how some rather extremist views were injected into a presentation on racism included some rather controversial and left-leaning concepts- including how the term “Make America Great Again” was allegedly a form of “covert white supremacy.”

The investigation began after a US Congressman issued a complaint, claiming the handout that contained the information was a “violation of the Hatch Act,” which is meant to keep the military from pursuing partisan political matters.

The lawmaker in question, Mo Brooks (R-AL), sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, copied to President Donald J.Trump, Attorney General William Barr and others.

According to the Military Times, Brooks  “demanded an investigation into Army personnel illegally using federal government resources to distribute racist and partisan political propaganda in direct violation of the federal Hatch Act and any number of military regulations.”

US Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith noted that “as soon as Department of the Army leaders were made aware of these products the Army initiated a 15-6 investigation to determine how this happened. The Army does not condone the use of phrases that indicate political support. The Army is and will continue to remain an apolitical organization.”

The information was on one of the Army’s Project Inclusion listening tour handouts, and was distributed at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.]

The handout included a pyramid distinguishing a list of phrases and actions that range from “covert” to “overt white supremacy.”

While the handout listed the usual fare of cross-burnings and lynchings as overt white supremacy, it also denounced Eurocentric education, celebrating certain national holidays, the term “Make America Great Again,” and espousing ideas of meritocracy as being “covert white supremacy.”

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