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Trump Slams 'First Man' Film Over US Flag Controversy

Trump Slams 'First Man' Film Over US Flag Controversy
Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission July 20, 1969. (NASA's Neil Armstrong/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 04 September 2018 10:03 PM EDT

President Donald Trump will not be watching the new film on Neil Armstrong and the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969 because of the director's decision to omit the American flag, The Daily Caller reports.

"It's unfortunate," Trump said when asked about the decision, adding "it's almost like they're embarrassed at the achievement coming from America. I think it's a terrible thing."

"First Man," starring Ryan Gosling, is scheduled to hit theaters next month. Armstrong, who died at 82, is the subject of the film.

Legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin also criticized director Damien Chazelle for his decision not to show the planting of the American flag during the mission. Aldrin was the second man to step on the moon behind Armstrong.

Trump said he would not even want to watch the movie because of the omission.

"When you think of Neil Armstrong and when you think of the landing on the moon, you think about the American flag," the president said.

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Because of the director's decision to omit the American flag, President Donald Trump told The Daily Caller he will not be watching the new film on Neil Armstrong and the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969.
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