President Donald Trump during the late hours Tweeted the following words catching everyone by surprise about the President’s official status about the Moon.
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
President Trump’s tweet went viral soon after inviting international ridicule attracting more than 59000 replies mostly questioning the American Presidents knowledge of celestial bodies and the solar system.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (https://go.nasa.gov/2NSLwUA) was forced to step in with a clarification tweeting:
As @POTUS said, @NASA is using the Moon to send humans to Mars! Right now, @MarsCuriosity and @NASAInSight are on Mars and will soon be joined by the Mars 2020 rover and the Mars helicopter. pic.twitter.com/Br1sTYfNzd— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) June 7, 2019