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
The tweet above seemed a little odd to folks who remembered this tweet from last month.
Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars. I am updating my budget to include an additional $1.6 billion so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2019
I know, right?
But like most stupid things that happen these days the fault for this flip flop can be traced directly to Fox News.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Trump’s tweet was sent shortly after Fox Business host Neil Cavuto questioned on air why NASA is “refocusing on the moon, the next sort of quest, if you will” and asked: “But didn’t we do this moon thing quite a few decades ago?
So true to form Trump took his marching orders from a casual comment made on Fox News and stepped right on his dick in public.
As for why Trump thinks that the moon is part of Mars, well that is anyone’s guess.