After the astronaut corrected Trump, he was seen reading his forehead with his middle finger. (File)
US President Donald Trump is at the center of a heated debate after he was seen scratching his forehead with a middle finger when a NASA astronaut corrected him during a video call to the International Space Agency. station (ISS).
During a video call to US astronauts Jessica Meir and her colleague Christina Koch, who were on the International Space Station, Trump congratulated them on being the first two astronaut women to go into space.
"We are delighted to be talking live with two brave American astronauts who make history of joining us during their space trip … And this is the first time for a woman outside the space station," said the US president, who he was accompanied by his daughter, Ivanka Trump.
Ms. Meir, however, 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 were two women out" at the same time.
After the astronaut corrected Mr. Trump, he was seen reading his forehead with his middle finger.
Trump's gesture did not "go down well with Twitter users who accused him of throwing the astronaut's middle finger.
" He gives them the middle finger after correcting his wrong remark. How presidential ", Commented on a user.
Another user wrote," Did Trump give her the finger while she corrected it? "
One Twitter user said," There is absolutely no way that was not intentional. "
The historic eight-hour space trip of Mrs. Meir and Mrs. Koch last week.
Their for It was a cottage to repair a broken part of the ISS solar network.
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