Jessica Meir and Christina Koch were interviewed at the International Space Station, Trump rang to congratulate them for being the first two female astronauts to walk in space. Surrounded by officials and his daughter, Ivanka, Mr. Trump said: "We're thrilled to be speaking live with two brave American astronauts who are making space-bonding outside the International Space Station."
"And this is the first time for a woman outside the space station. "
However, one of the astronauts corrected the president and said they were" not the first to walk in space, but rather what it was
One Ms. Meir corrected the President, Trump scratched his forehead with his middle finger,
One user wrote: "He gives you the middle finger after they correct his erroneous remark. How presidential. "
Another commented:" What trump giving her the finger as she corrected him? "
Quickly, some users insisted that the president was swearing at the same time.
One user wrote
One user wrote: "I love the break and Donald's reaction."
Ms Meir and Christina Koch became the first all-female crew to walk out of space without a male colleague in 35 years
The US's first female spacewalker, Kathy Sullivan thus praised the increased participation of women in space travel.
Last week, Ms. Sullivan told reporters : "We've got qualified women running the
"Tracy Caldwell Dyson, another previous."
"And golly, gee whiz, every now and then there's more than one woman in the same place."
Tracy Caldwell Dyson, another previous
NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine who watched the event from the space agency's headquarters in Virginia and was present with Trump done.
He said: "We're the right people doing the right thing at the right time."
"And we're very excited to get this mission underway. "