After the astronaut corrected Trump, he was seen scratching his forehead with his middle finger. (File)
US President Donald Trump has been in the midst of a fierce controversy after he was seen scratching his forehead with his middle finger when a female NASA astronaut corrected him during a video call to the International Space Station ( ISS).
During a video call to US astronauts Jessica Meir and her colleague Christina Koch who were at the International Space Station, Trump congratulated them for being the first two female astronauts to go into space.
We are excited to talk live with two brave American astronauts who make history join us during their space walk … And this is the first time for a woman outside the space station, "said the US President, who was accompanied by his daughter, Ivanka Trump.
But Meir, in fact, checked the president and said that they were not the first female astronauts to go into space. In fact, it was "the first time there have been two women outside" at the same time.
After the astronaut corrected Mr. Trump, he was seen scratching his forehead with his middle finger.
Trump's gesture did not & # 39; Twitter users are doing well, who accused him of tilting his middle finger at the astronaut.
"He gives them the middle finger after correcting his incorrect comment. How presidential," one user commented.
Another user wrote: "Did Trump get her finger when she corrected him?"
A Twitter user said: "There is absolutely no way that was not intentional."
Meir and Koch's historic eight hour space walk took place last week.
Their job was to fix a broken part of the ISS solar network.
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