Another day, another clip emerges of President Trump looking completely out of his depth in the White House.
The President of the United States introduced a new executive order on Friday to re-establish the National Space Council, almost 24 years after it was last active – alongside Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin and other serving astronauts.
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) July 1, 2017
Essentially the order will give his administration the power to direct space policy, and focus more on security… in space.
Obviously the POTUS can’y have an in-depth knowledge of all the subjects he’s expected to talk about, but this was on a whole new level as he stumbled through a cringe-inducing speech.
He began with a trademark boast: “We’re going to lead again like we never led before,” before seemingly claiming the entirety of space for the U.S.- calling it the ‘next great American frontier.’
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Maybe back in the 50s and 60s it probably was, but I guess this makes sense considering his policies seem to be taking America back to those good ol’ days.
Anyway, he stumbles on saying that space was ‘providing the security that we need to protect the American people’.
Before making Aldrin’s eyebrows shoot right up as he added: “At some point in the future, we’re going to look back and say, ‘How did we do it without space?’”
"One day we will look back and say how did we do it without space?"
-Donald Trump #makespacegreatagain? ??♂️
— Danny McGinnis (@Ginnis20) July 1, 2017
As he prepared to sign his executive order, Trump added: “We know what this is, space. That’s all it has to say: space,” before turning to Aldrin and asking, “There’s a lot of room out there, right?”
To which Aldrin jokingly replied, “To infinity, and beyond,” but Trump didn’t get it… at all.
Appearing completely clueless about the concept of space and time (and Toy Story), the President then replied to Aldrin: “This is infinity here. It could be infinity. We don’t really don’t know. But it could be. It has to be something — but it could be infinity, right?”
*The biggest face palm of all time*.
I know the American people were sick of politicians, but c’mon, is this guy really the best you could do?