President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota Tuesday where he was expected to promote a new mine opening. But after losing a major battle with his border policy, the president used the rally as an opportunity to score easy applause lines from his base while blaming Democrats for most of what ills him. The remainder he blamed on the media.
“Promises Made – Promises Kept” appeared across the jumbotron in the arena.
Trump went full-Nixon, making fun of a protester who had long hair and even said that the media would report there were thousands of protesters when there was only one. Factually, there were two removed from the rally. Those people outside Trump said couldn’t get into the rally, weren’t all supporters. They were protesters.
He praised Kim Jong-un, saying the dictator would make his country a great success. He stroked his own ego, bragging about how he was more elite than “the elitists.” But bizarrely, he claimed he would “reopen NASA.”
The pledge turned many on Twitter to wonder when NASA was ever closed. See their hilarious take below:
Number one goal of Trump reopening NASA is to rename Uranus as Trumpsanus
— (((Charles Young))) (@CharlieYoungEsq) June 21, 2018
First Re-Opened NASA mission: "I'm going to put a Man on the Sun! "
— Lori THOMBS (@LoriThombs) June 21, 2018
Was NASA closed? https://t.co/0ULqQGtryT
— April in TX (@BGHeaven) June 21, 2018
someone better tell the astronauts currently on the ISS and all the employees at all the facilities. They'll be thrilled to know NASA is "reopening". pic.twitter.com/KcAo1F52zZ
— sberfield (@sberfield) June 21, 2018
NASA is not part of the military and never will be. The "Space Force" that's being referred to would take on the operations currently conducted by the Air Force. But of course, facts don't matter to these morons.
— terrence flynn (@tjflynn2002) June 21, 2018
Reopening NASA? I guess my husband has to explain what he’s been doing for work for the last 11 years then. I guess he’s just been pretending to design probes and rovers?
— Lindsey Giersch (@Geek_MomLG) June 21, 2018
What is the purpose of the Space Force? Are “astronaut soldiers” just going to float about in space with guns? Is NASA really implementing this?
— Nancy AnnaMarie Richard (@duchess_emerald) June 21, 2018
He proposed defunding NASA and put a non-scientist in charge of it.
— Disgusted_Not_Amused (@JFed_1963) June 21, 2018
Yep. Someone apparently had closed down NASA and Trump is opening it up again and sending men into space. I'm sure the astronauts aboard the ISS are relieved to hear that. 🍆 https://t.co/C2AXZUxtsc
— Smokey Stafford (@SmokeyStafford) June 21, 2018
I actually heard this for the first time yesterday. NASA truthers are a thing?!
— leslie nope (@LeslieNope_) June 21, 2018
— Wilgrace Rodolfo (@WilgraceRodolfo) June 21, 2018
— Arizona_RN 📎 (@Arizona_RN) June 21, 2018
18,000 NASA employees just sat up and said “we what” https://t.co/EDCKTYX1UV
— Melanie Schmitz (@MelsLien) June 21, 2018
There is a reason #DonaldTrump says he loves the poorly educated. He told the crowd at his Duluth rally that he's going to re-open NASA and we're going into space. Um, I didn't realize NASA was closed. #TrumpDuluth pic.twitter.com/2V3iduCgxP
— Janet Shan (@hinterlandg) June 21, 2018
Fake news. You are all fake at NASA and my blood lies on your hands.. on a separate note is extraterrestrial Martian dust allowed in your carry on when flying? Let me know
— Maverick MJ (@n2itivmaverick) June 21, 2018
He'll have us first to the moon by the end of the year. Mark my words
— David Berg (@schellbrewer) June 21, 2018
His base doesn’t know what NASA is.
— karyn pierce (@junkforkaryn) June 21, 2018
At this rate he’ll put the first man on the moon by 2019!
— matthew (@map41592) June 21, 2018