After the astronaut corrected Trump, he scratched his forehead with his middle finger. (File)
US President Donald Trump was involved in a heated controversy after scratching his forehead with his middle finger when a NASA astronaut caught him during a video call to the International Corrected Space Station (ISS) ,
During a video call to US astronaut Jessica Meir and her colleague Christina Koch, who were on the International Space Station, Trump congratulated them on being the first two astronauts moving in space.
"We are delighted to speak live with two brave American astronauts writing history on their spacewalk … And this is the first time that a woman is outside the space station," said the US President, accompanied by him Daughter Ivanka Trump.
However, Ms. Meir checked the president and said that they are not the first astronauts to walk in space. In fact, it was "the first time two women were out 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 who accused him of putting a middle finger against the astronaut are not doing well.
"He gives them the middle finger after correcting his erroneous remark, how presidential," commented one user.
Another user wrote, "Did Trump shake her finger when she corrected him?"
A Twitter user stated, "There is absolutely no way that was not on purpose."
Ms. Meir and Ms. Koch's historic eight-hour spacewalk lasted place last week.
Their task was to repair a defective part of the ISS solar energy network.
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