Since the start of the seemingly unending nightmare that is his presidency, Trump’s been all about s p a c e . One of the first declarations he made after being sworn in was that he was going to create a new military branch, the SPACE FORCE. It’s about time that aliens, those smug bastards, get a good old American asswhooping. He’s SO obsessed with space, that a month ago Trump called for NASA’s budget to be increased by $1.6 billion so they can send humans back to the moon as soon as possible.
I guess the moon and Trump had a falling out though, because today he tweeted this.
For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2019
GUYS, THE MOON IS LIKE, SOOOOO 50 YEARS AGO.
As with any Trump tweet, there’s a lot going on here and a lot to unpack, but one thing sticks out in particular. Allow me to draw your attention to that last bit.
Take your time with it.
Donald Trump. The president of these United States. The one captaining this ship. The guy with the launch codes. Just tweeted that the moon… is a part of Mars.
Some people have been quick to jump to Trump’s defense and explain that no, he didn’t actually mean that the moon is part of Mars, he just worded his tweet poorly. Let’s explore that. There are two possibilities here, either he really did just fart that tweet into existence and that wasn’t what he meant, or he genuinely thinks the moon is part of Mars.
Both are equally likely.
If the latter is true, if in his mind Mars and the moon are somehow connected, then that just confirms he has the same understanding of space and grip on reality as Buzz Lightyear. If the former is true, all that does is reconfirm that the man running this country has a broken brain.
EITHER WAY, he should not be in charge of anything or probably even left unsupervised near an electrical outlet, and all of the jokes made at his expense are valid.
I would normally forgive this as just badly worded, but Trump is also a very stable dummy and might actually think the moon is part of Mars.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 7, 2019
I can’t believe the Mars is moon
— Shayne Topp (@supershayne) June 7, 2019
Big time looking forward to at least a two-day news cycle on whether or not the moon is part of Mars, whether Trump actually said that, all of it. Very cool stuff
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 7, 2019
As JFK famously said, “We choose to go to the Moon not because it is easy, but because it is Mars”
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) June 7, 2019
Original Post: https://www.funnyordie.com/politics/2019/6/7/18657167/nasa-president-trump-tweet-moon-is-part-of-mars-reactions