Trump befuddles everyone by saying the moon 'is a part' of Mars

Trump befuddles everyone by saying the moon 'is a part' of Mars
President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans, Thursday, January 26, 2017. This was the President’s first Trip aboard Air Force One. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

So that was weird.


On Friday afternoon, the President of the United States — who happens to be Donald Trump — informed the nation and the world that the moon is "a part of" Mars.

Really, that's what he said:

Since — and you're going to have to take my word on this that I know what I'm talking about — the moon is not a part of Mars, people were rightly confused:

The most generous interpretation would suggest Trump means that going to the moon is part of the broader project of going to Mars. And maybe that's true, but that's not what he said. And one would hope that a president could say things and make it sound like he knew what he was talking about.

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