In a group photo with President Donald Trump and fellow interns, one former intern appeared to emulate a hand gesture that is associated with the alt-right movement and represents "white power".
Jack Breuer, an Emory University graduate who interned with White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, used his right hand to form the sign in a picture with Trump and the rest of his intern class in November, per the Daily Mail, in contrast with the "thumbs up" pose Trump had asked the interns to make.
Taking the same basic form as the "OK" sign, the hand gesture has been reinterpreted as a "W" and "P", signaling "white power", by the likes of Richard Spencer and others in the white nationalist movement.
"Context is everything," one fellow intern told the publication. "Jack is pictured with President Trump, one of the most controversial leaders we've had."
But "Jack's a good kid and is probably doing it as a joke," the intern added. "Some people do consider it a joke because it is the OK sign."