The President of United States, Donald Trump, is famous for his Twitter gaffes every now and then. Earlier it was about not believing a thing like global warming and now he’s gone ahead and outdone himself, once again.
Questioning NASA through a tweet, Donald Trump had rebuked the organisation for paying unnecessary attention to the Moon. He found it senseless to fund another Lunar mission, saying, “we did that 50 years ago”.
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
Of course it took Twitterati no time at all to lambast Donald Trump for his poor knowledge of celestial bodies and some of the replies were downright hilarious.
Trump: The nation hates me. How can I become popular?— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) June 7, 2019
Bolton: Start a war!
Trump: Great idea, where?
Pompeo: North Korea?
Trump: Ok. I’ll ask Putin
Trump: How about Iran?
Trump: The moon?
Sigh…— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) June 7, 2019
His dad must have paid his way through astronomy class too!
You are not fit to lead this country (or explain the solar system to children).— Trump’s Ties (@TrumpsTies) June 7, 2019
Clearly he knows Mr. President’s limitations.
I know reading isn’t really your thing so here are some pictures!— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) June 7, 2019
That red circley thing— That is Mars.
That smaller white circley thing— That is the Moon.
Mars ∩ Moon = Ø pic.twitter.com/6nTioXYBKj
President no speak good.— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) June 7, 2019
(h/t @Trumps_Editors) pic.twitter.com/hliH8l1S8L
The joke’s on you Donald!
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
The tweet from Donald Trump may not go down well with the NASA scientists working tirelessly on various Lunar missions and it may just be a case of bypassing those missions now, to head straight for Mars.