You can always tell which tweets Trump wrote himself, because they’re often the ones that are so poorly worded that they’re just asking to be dunked on all day and night. Today, Trump managed to appear to suggest that the moon is somehow a part of Mars. Earth’s moon. Part of Mars.
You can’t make this stuff up.
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
He probably meant that going to the moon’s south pole is part of the general plan to get to Mars or, I don’t know, the same kind of technology that would go into getting to Mars went into getting to the moon?
Aside from the terrible wording, people are confused about where this sudden space focus is coming from. The last news about the NASA funding happened nearly a month ago, when Trump himself proposed giving the department an extra $1.6 billion for a return to the moon in 2024. It was supposed to be a part of “restoring NASA to greatness.”
Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars. I am updating my budget to include an additional $1.6 billion so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2019
After all that, going to the moon is apparently old news and we shouldn’t be wasting our money on it. Tell it to last month’s Donald Trump, Mr. President.
Trump’s inconsistency on this is so apparent that the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale was already able to put together a tapestry of how the President set himself up only to knock himself down over a period of four months.
March, May, May, June. pic.twitter.com/2QJWQnwd21— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 7, 2019
So, what is Trump talking about here? What prompted this sudden reversal on the 2024 trip to the moon? Did Trump read the latest report on the coming climate apocalypse and wants to flee to Mars?
Nobody knows, so let’s just make fun of him.
For all of OUR money you are spending on your golf trips, and giving away to the rich for the #GOPTaxScam, you are the LAST person who should be complaining about WASTED money.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 7, 2019
If they could just send YOU to Mars, I'm all for it, Spanky McLunatic. pic.twitter.com/phyTO25a8e
Imagine how he speaks with other world leaders during tough negotiations with language interpreters. If Trump is this confusing and incoherent on Twitter in the English language, imagine what happens elsewhere. It’s scary and downright dangerous.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 7, 2019
Just like that you are giving our Moon to Mars?— YS (@NYinLA2121) June 7, 2019
I mean, c'mon - I liked our moon.
What are we getting in return?
We already have Uranus as evident every time you open your mouth but we should be getting at least Jupiter or something in return.
Art of the Deal my ass.
Because who better to advise NASA on how to do science than a guy who thinks vaccines cause autism and windmills cause cancer.— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) June 7, 2019
How about taking that trip to the moon that belongs to Mars? Make sure to take the family and cabinet members. Also a few Senate and house republicans— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) June 7, 2019
Why would we focus on Mars when Buzz Peterson and Neal Armstrong already went there? Science is mostly a myth anyway, which is why I forbid the youth football players I coach from paying attention to it.— Three Year Letterman (@3YearLetterman) June 7, 2019
Saw it coming and yet literally laughed out loud.— Cheryl Mollé (@cheryl_molle) June 7, 2019
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH— Endless Screaming ⚧ ☭ (@infinite_scream) June 7, 2019
He can’t read.— Huma Not Abedin (@hoomie2424) June 7, 2019
“The Solar System is one of the greatest Systems we’ve ever seen and none of it could happen without the Solar. Mars, tremendous planet, and a great friend of mine.”— Stephen Miller Had My Persian Cat Deported (@DonGone5) June 7, 2019
I have a great idea. Let's send you to Mars. One way.— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) June 7, 2019
Shot..................Chaser...........Dementia pic.twitter.com/zBHkslwg63— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) June 7, 2019
OFFICIAL DNC STATEMENT:— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) June 7, 2019
The moon is not part of Mars.
Are you going to tariff Mars to get the moon back or is this a job for Space Force— Very Stable Kate ???? (@Kate_Goldsmith) June 7, 2019
going to the moon was *your* idea, you doddering old buffoon. my god, imagine being trapped for hours on a plane with this yammering coked-up flannelmouth— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 7, 2019
How do you know we're not part of the Westworld where Trump goes to pretend he's President?— Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk) June 7, 2019
The liquid cheese center. Duh.— Average Joe (@4theturnstiles) June 7, 2019
For every Trump tweet there is an equal and opposite Trump tweet.— Liberal Warriors (@LiberalWarriors) June 7, 2019
Great. First Trump destroys America, now he's giving the moon to Mars.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 7, 2019
Good thing we have the space force!— Leadfoot _LA (@Leadfoot_LA) June 7, 2019
This is a distraction from the coming impeachment proceedings, right?