Boat flying "Trump" flag comes within feet of SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown (NASA/screen grab)
Supporters of President Donald Trump on Sunday were accused of jeopardizing astronauts' return to Earth.
After SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule became the first American spacecraft to splashdown in 45 years, a boat flying the Trump flag was spotted within feet of the astronauts.
The boaters were quickly called out on social media for "interfering" with the mission.
Watch the video and read some of the responses below.
Boat with Trump flag drives past #CrewDragon #SpaceXDragon https://t.co/7slm0Vm4Dl— Jon Nicosia (@Jon Nicosia) 1596395919.0
Am I seeing this correctly? Did a private boat flying a Trump flag just approach Crew Dragon then have to be forced… https://t.co/rm2xEcLgNK— Emre Kelly (@Emre Kelly) 1596395297.0
Looked like at least 3 private boats, one with a Trump 2020 flag— Nathaniel Reed (@Nathaniel Reed) 1596395350.0
Hey Boaters for Trump, nice flag and all, but maybe give the space people a little room.— Jarrett Bellini (@Jarrett Bellini) 1596395357.0
Some chuckleheads with a Trump flag on their boat are apparently interfering with the recovery of the capsule.— Benjamin Byron Davis (@Benjamin Byron Davis) 1596395382.0
Dear Morons (with or without Trump flags) running boats up near the #CrewDragon ... GO AWAY. YOU ARE NOT HELPING.— Jazz Shaw (@Jazz Shaw) 1596395440.0
A private boat with a Trump flag passed by SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour as recovery teams attempt to secure the s… https://t.co/dNqLWGJ9Ko— Michael Sheetz (@Michael Sheetz) 1596395547.0
So is Pres. @realDonaldTrump going to say something about the private boats flying Trump flags that got in the way… https://t.co/8WjESNQzM1— James Ford (@James Ford) 1596395550.0
Note that one of these dicks needlessly interfering with a tricky recovery operation is flying a Trump flag. That… https://t.co/nQ1fLKruep— Gareth Jones (@Gareth Jones) 1596395572.0