Another day, another ridiculous Donald Trump tweet.
What’s he done this time, you’re probably wondering. Has he announced his resignation while doing the conga? Has he tweeted Britney Spears asking to be her backing dancer? Or has he declared his love for a ham and cheese toastie?
The sad thing is that, although all of those are highly plausible, they are unfortunately not true. This time, the President of the United States has tweeted that the Moon is a part of Mars – and literally no one can cope.
Trump made the bizarre announcement while telling NASA how to do their job, basically. Informing them that they shouldn’t be spending all their money on going to the Moon – because ‘we did that 50 years ago’ – the president said they should instead be focused on the bigger things.
Including, but not exclusive to, Mars. Which, Trump claimed, the Moon is a part of. Wow.
You can read the tweet in all its glory here:
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!
Incredible. Who gave this man such an important job again? Obviously, the internet could not cope and instantly went into meltdown following the hilarious tweet – which Trump has still not deleted.
Receiving more than 91K likes and attracted 50K comments, the tweet was by far the president’s most popular of the day. And you can see why.
While one person perfectly imitated Trump’s mannerisms by writing, ‘Sigh… His dad must have paid his way through astronomy class too! SAD’, another said, ‘Well it’s finally happened, the hairspray molecules have infected the entire brain’.
His dad must have paid his way through astronomy class too!
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) June 7, 2019
Well it's finally happened, the hairspray molecules have infected the entire brain https://t.co/RtMoPZWggn
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) June 7, 2019
Someone else wittily remarked:
Man you are stupid, your head must be up Uranus.
— John Melendez (@stutteringjohnm) June 7, 2019
While another simply said:
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) June 7, 2019
And I think we can all agree the award for the best reply goes to comedian David Baddiel, who wrote:
The man who accuses everyone else in the world of peddling Fake News says the Moon is part of Mars. https://t.co/OgkJn0tjig
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) June 7, 2019
Amazing. 10/10 for effort guys, keep up the good work. And Trump? Maybe invest in a science textbook next time, okay?
Or just Google what Mars is seeing as though you spend all your time on the internet anyway?
Happy Saturday everyone.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).