The president of the United States left the nation equally bewildered and amused this morning when he appeared to launch a Twitter attack against the moon and falsely asserted that the moon was somehow “part of Mars.”
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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 usual, the president’s bizarre outburst was prompted by something he saw on FOX News. This time it was Neil Cavuto and his bizarrely rectangular head whose noon segment inspired the President to immediately fire off whatever deformed and premature thoughts that manage to work its way out of his grease-strangled and apparently rotting cerebellum.
When Trump starts tweeting about a weird thing for no apparent reason…
Left, Fox Business, 12:26 p.m.
Neil Cavuto: NASA is "refocusing on the moon, the next sort of quest, if you will, but didn't we do this moon thing quite a few decades ago?"
Right, Trump, 1:38 p.m. pic.twitter.com/oRTPu4TWEm
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) June 7, 2019
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Trump tweet if it wasn’t contradicting something he had said previously. The president bragged about sending people back to the Moon not three weeks ago:
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) June 7, 2019
While it’s likely that Trump is referring to the fact that many space scientists see the Moon as a gateway of sorts to getting to Mars, the fact that the president’s brain is incapable of articulating that in any kind of coherent way — and the fact that he doesn’t even stop to consider if his tweets make sense — is yet more evidence that he is mentally unfit to hold office and must be removed as soon as legally possible.
Actually, Trump's "Mars (of which the Moon is a part)" line is probably referring to the NASA flack's point that going to the moon would help us get to Mars later on. pic.twitter.com/z4wmL6ZKmb
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) June 7, 2019
normal brain: trump thinks the moon is part of mars
big brain: trump is trying to convey that moon missions are part of mars missions, with which he would like to continue
mars brain: then why the fuck is he trashing the idea of going to the moon?
— Jon Green (@_Jon_Green) June 7, 2019
UPDATED: The tweet instantly went viral, incurring some responses that are truly out of this world. Enjoy.
the moon is part of mars?
— 9 V O L T (@9_volt_) 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
At this rate, the Chinese will have one of their pop-up insta-cities on the Moon before Trump gets a powerpoint on orbital mechanics.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 7, 2019
People, stop making fun of the President of the United States over minor verbal infelicities. Clearly he meant that the Moon is part of Mars for purposes of Space Force jurisdiction. They're both Omega Quadrant.
— TheMoonIsTooSMALLHat (@Popehat) June 7, 2019
*frank sinatra voice*
Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me tell you facts I know
The moon is part of Mars
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) June 7, 2019
The moon is part of Mars, and you’re hearing people say it. We included it as part of our trade deal with Mars, a very fair deal and a good deal for us
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 7, 2019
Motherfucker, you just confused Phobos and Deimos with la Luna, the *good* moon. Look at you, making assumptions about Mars like you’re fucking Percival Lowell. Acting like you’re on Olympus Mons when the only thing you’re on is your dumb shit. Get out of here, man.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) June 7, 2019
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
— Ian Hastings (@ianrhastings) June 7, 2019
So this week Trump continued his feud with a dead man, picked a new one with Bette Midler, attacked a royal family member, said Ireland should build a wall on its border with N. Ireland, that he didn't serve in Vietnam b/c it was far away, & the moon was part of Mars. Cool cool.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 7, 2019
"Mars (of which the Moon is a part)" feat. Rhianna
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) June 7, 2019
‘Oooh, the moon is trending, I wonder if anything cool and astrological is going dow-‘ pic.twitter.com/fqcCs549ZQ
— Tash Kindred (@dumbsupper) June 7, 2019
2019: when we need the moon explained https://t.co/ue4Uyu9zPm
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) June 7, 2019
You forgot to mention the moon is made of cheese. And you call yourself a genius. Pfft.
— Sarah Wood (@sarahwoodwriter) 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
Great idea. You should be the first to go to Mars. Send us a tweet when you get there. pic.twitter.com/MSsMVmc7lq
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) 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
We elected a guy president who knows astronomy not quite at the level of my son when he turned 4.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) June 7, 2019
The Hannity segments arguing that Trump is right about the moon being part of Mars are gonna be lit
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 7, 2019