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Social Media confused by Trump’s tweet, ‘The moon is .. part of Mars’

Written by Logical Men

The President Trump left many of his followers on Twitter quite surprised and confused after he made a tweet on Friday saying that NASA should focus on Mars rather than going to the Moon. The real meaning behind the tweet couldn’t be made clear, subsequently it would be right to re-quote the President’s tweet in the verbatim.

“For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago,” the president wrote, “They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!”

Now everyone started to wonder the meaning behind the tweet, the comments from the president came in the backdrop of the agency’s statement that following the 2024 deadline of putting the astronomers on the moon was not possible unless the Congress approves the Trump’s request for funding the mission.

The idea that president considered the moon a part of Mars took its hold on Twitter, definitely the choice of sentence structure was a bit weird which was made by Trump, but the meaning behind the tweet was not taken in its spirit by the Twitter family. Infact, they started to criticise the president for knowing so little about science.

The responses of the people thereto, were interesting

Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) wrote, “The best thing about this is that now there’s going to be a partisan gap in favorability ratings of the moon.”

 Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) wrote, “So this week Trump continued his feud with a dead man, picked a new one with Bette Midler, attacked a royal family member, said Ireland should build a wall on its border with N. Ireland, that he didn’t serve in Vietnam b/c it was far away, & the moon was part of Mars. Cool cool.”

Has Trump made any false claims in the past?

There are two ways to determine the truthfulness of a claim. One is an examination of the official statement that accompanies it, the other is the fact-checker. The Fact Checker’s website has been running a daily fact check since December of 2003, which has produced a staggering amount of news from the president’s alleged lies and falsehoods. It’s no wonder that President Trump has been in the news for a month now.

However, the facts in the president’s alleged lies are often so far off the mark that it can be difficult to tell if their claims are true. Here is a notable fact as reported by The Washington Post: The president on April 26 had crossed the threshold of 10,000 false claims. The rest of the story can be read here.

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