Donald Trump is the subject of intense backlash after appearing to show his middle finger to a female astronaut who corrected him during a press conference.
The moment was captured by CSPAN cameras and made its way across social media shortly after.
On Friday, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch made an interstellar first, becoming the only all-women tandem to conduct a spacewalk.
Trump called Meir and Koch to congratulate them on their historic first. On the call, Trump got some of the facts wrong, saying they were the first women to walk in space.
When his mistake was explained to him by Meir, who wanted to note the other woman who walked in space before them, Trump scratched his forehead and ear, with one digit prominently featured.
While it’s impossible to know for certain what—if anything at all—was going through Trump’s mind at the time, his Gizmodo-detailed track record with middle fingers has many theorizing that the move was no accident. At the very least, others have posited, it was a subconscious move.