Donald Trump isn’t having a very good day. Terrible new jobs numbers suggest he’s finally broken the economy. He’s been ranting and raving all day about Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after she said he’s going to prison. But this afternoon he tried to change the subject, instead focusing on space exploration. The trouble: he doesn’t know how outer space works.
Back on May 13th, Donald Trump tweeted that “we are going back to the Moon.” But today he apparently forgot that the idea had originally come from him, because he began attacking the idea: “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!” Of course Trump’s flip flop isn’t getting as much attention as the part where he just said the Moon is a part of Mars.
Sure, Trump probably just mangled the English language, and was trying to say something else. But as he wrote it, he just flat out said that the Moon is a part of Mars. Not surprisingly, the responses came flooding in, and were less than kind. For instance, comedian Nick Jack Pappas quipped “Great. First Trump destroys America, now he’s giving the moon to Mars.” Then he added, “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.”
But the best response came from the official verified DNC War Room account on Twitter, which posted this: “OFFICIAL DNC STATEMENT: The moon is not part of Mars.” That’s right, the Democratic National Committee is literally correcting the President of the United States about what the Moon is.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report