President Trump gave the media access to a White House meeting today, and did he give them the middle finger in the process?
You be the judge:
Sitting next to daughter Ivanka, and flanked by the vice president on the other side, Trump used his middle finger to scratch his brow, moving towards his ear, as he spoke to NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.
Here’s another angle:
Trump praised the astronauts and told reporters that they were the first female duo to walk in space.
One of them corrected him to say others had walked before, a detail Playboy “reporter” Brian Karem took great delight in, noting the women fact-checked the president in “real time”:
Trump just got fact checked in real time by the two female astronauts on a historic spacewalk @realDonaldTrump
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) October 18, 2019
Trump has been accused of doing it before, such as this time in 2017 with the Italian Prime Minister: