Buzz Aldrin, a highly intelligent space dude vs Donald Trump, self-proclaimed guy with the “best words”.
It’s a real clash of the intellectual titans.
Aldrin was the second ever human being to set foot on the moon, so as you can imagine, he has a fairly sophisticated understanding of the universe.
So when Donald Trump, a man who struggles with rudimentary English, was giving a speech about space and security – it was probably never going to end well.
The Apollo 11 astronaut was at the White House as Trump announced the reestablishment of the National Space Council, some 24 years since it was deactivated.
During his announcement to the press, Trump said this truly inexplicable and baffling sentence:
“At some point in the future, we’re going to look back and say, ‘How did we do it without space?’”
How. Did. We. Do. It. Without. Space.
Good to know that Trump is a big fan of the concept of space, tune in next to see what his feelings on ‘time’ are!
Instead of sagely nodding his head in faux-agreement, Aldrin pulled out one of these – immediately enshrining himself into gif-stardom.
"One day we will look back and say how did we do it without space?"
-Donald Trump #makespacegreatagain? 🤷🏼♂️
— Danny McGinnis (@Ginnis20) July 1, 2017
It gets better, cop a geez at the Washington Post’s write-up of one of their other exchanges:
“To infinity, and beyond,” Aldrin quipped as others laughed. But Trump apparently didn’t get the reference to Buzz Lightyear’s catchphrase in “Toy Story.”
“This is infinity here. It could be infinity,” Trump answered in a rambling response. “We don’t really don’t know. But it could be. It has to be something — but it could be infinity, right?”
*Kisses fingers like Italian chef*