President of the United States Of America, Donald Trump just called the Moon a part of Mars in one of his late night twitter bursts.
Mr. Trump tweeted, “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!”
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
As per Trump, the moon which is the Earth’s natural satellite is a part of the planet Mars which is 33.9 million miles from earth.
The US space agency, NASA’s administrator took to defend President Trump and said:
As @POTUS said, @NASA is using the Moon to send humans to Mars! Right now, @MarsCuriosity and @NASAInSight are on Mars and will soon be joined by the Mars 2020 rover and the Mars helicopter. pic.twitter.com/Br1sTYfNzd
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) June 7, 2019
Social media burst into laughter, creating memes and jokes trolling the President, below are a few:
His dad must have paid his way through astronomy class too!
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) June 7, 2019
The stupidity… it burns.
— Steve Blum (@blumspew) June 8, 2019
June 7th, 2019, the day the moon became a part of Mars. pic.twitter.com/9zTlgOpaGe
— Heather Carlson (@Hezzah) June 7, 2019
Let's build a wall between earth & moon to prevent future landings.
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) June 7, 2019
You are not fit to lead this country (or explain the solar system to children).
— Trump's Ties (@TrumpsTies) June 7, 2019