President Donald Trump typically confused liberals with one of his Tweets on Friday. Or else they are intentionally misreading what he had to say.
Democrats are intent on keeping our president from putting America first here on Earth, so there’s no way they’ll help him put America first on Mars too.
CNN is reporting that President Trump flip-flopped on his promise to return to the Moon. They liberally slant his words, twisting his tweet to be used as a weapon against him.
“[The president] upended his long-stated goal of returning American astronauts to the moon by the end of a potential second term.”
They do pull their punch just a little though…
“…saying his federal space agency should focus instead on the further reaches of space.”
What President Trump really said was:
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
CNN then returns to showing no mercy, pretending not to understand the message, just so they can bad mouth our president. They mislead their liberal readers, who run to tell all of their friends. Now everyone on the left believes that President Trump doesn’t know the moon isn’t “a part” of Mars.
They way they put it is, “there were several unclear aspects of the message, not least of which was Trump’s description of Mars “‘of which the Moon is a part.'”
Anybody with more than three brain cells will realize that what Trump was saying is that in order to get to Mars, we’re going to need a base on the moon first. He only has 140 characters to play with.
To make it look like Trump is going back on a promise, first CNN reminds what the promise was. Quoting NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, CNN relates that he stated at the International Space Development Conference that “the very first space policy directive of the President said, ‘we’re going to go back to the moon.'” And so we are. But only as a refueling station and supply stop on the way to the planet Mars.
Bridenstine added that the next trip wouldn’t just be to do a little rock collecting. On the next mission we’ll do it “differently than we have ever done it before” because “we’re going to stay.”
Only a couple of weeks ago, President Trump announced he was injecting $1.6 billion into NASA’s budget, “so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!”
“Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars.”
NASA is already figuring out how to spend all that money. They previously had a budget of $21 billion to get the ball rolling.
Vice President Mike Pence is just as excited. While giving a speech at the United States Space and Rocket Center, Pence said getting a man back to the Moon by 2028 was “just not good enough.”
“It is the stated policy of this administration and the United States of America to return American astronauts to the moon within the next five years.”
That didn’t stop Astronaut Michael Collins, who flew on Apollo 11, from disparaging Trump, even though he suggested exactly what Trump would promise only a few days later.
According to Collins, “NASA should prioritize a Mars landing.” He doesn’t think Trump is up to it though. “I don’t think he’s too much aware of Mars. Maybe he doesn’t understand that there is a planet Mars.”
You can bet Collins won’t be picked for any part of any upcoming mission, even on the sidelines.