Basin Radio Network Poll – Was President Trump, ‘Flipping The Bird’?
Written by Basinradio on October 23, 2019
From Daily Mail.com
Donald Trump has been accused of ‘flipping the bird’ at female astronaut Jessica Meir after she corrected him for mistakenly congratulating her and Christina Koch for being the ‘first ever female spacewalkers’.
The president spoke by video link with the astronauts on the International Space Station, telling them: ‘You are amazing people; they’re conducting the first ever female spacewalk to replace an exterior part of the space station.’
The first female spacewalk was in 1984 and there have been another 14 since. Meir and Koch were the first all-female team to conduct a spacewalk.
Speaking to Trump, Meir made that clear by saying: ‘We don’t want to take too much credit because there have been many other female spacewalkers before.’
In the clip, Trump appears to raise his middle finger to scratch his forehead and fix his hair just as Meir speaks up.
The footage was quickly shared on Twitter with many users assuming he was swearing at the astronaut.