President Donald Trump went off-script and attacked astronauts as a career choice at an event for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
The president made the anti-science rant while congratulating his administrations work with HBCUs.
“To give just a few examples, NASA is expanding outreach to HBCUs who want to become scientists, engineers and even astronauts,” Trump said.
“I don’t know about the astronaut,” he added, breaking from prepared remarks. “I don’t want to be an astronaut.”
Trump then polled the audience: “Does anybody want to be an astronaut? I see one. There’s one brave person.”
Watch the video below.
Black family says white woman called police over dispute about their right to build a patio
A woman in Montclair, New Jersey was caught on video reporting a Black family to police after disputing their right to build a patio on their own property.
Video of the incident was shared on social media. In the video, the woman claims a resident of the home assaulted her when she encroached on the property.
please never try to tell me racism isn’t alive and well in Montclair, NJ. pic.twitter.com/4ZneDqkztF
— sophia. (@sophialavergne) June 30, 2020
Man in Nazi stormtrooper garb assaults Black Lives Matter protester while deputies do nothing
A man in Norco, California was seen assaulting a Black Live Matter activist at a recent protest while Riverside County deputies appeared to do nothing.
A video of the incident circulated on social media on Monday.
"My friend was at a PEACEFUL #BLM protest when THIS MAN decided to not only disturb the peace but also ASSAULT my friend who was recording yet NO ONE ARRESTED HIM!!!!" Maria Tarin wrote on Twitter.
The video begins with a man, who is wearing a Trump 2020 hat, call the photographer a "little bitch."
A second man comes into frame wearing a white shirt with a Nazi "SS" logo.
‘Absurd’: Kayleigh McEnany refuses to say if Trump is happy the South lost the Civil War
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday declined to say if President Donald Trump is pleased about the outcome of the U.S. Civil War.
At a White House briefing, one reporter asked about Trump's position on the Civil War after he recently tweeted a "white power" video and threatened to prosecute protesters who vandalized Confederate-era statues.
"There's a national conversation going on right now about the proper place of the symbols of the Confederacy," the reporter explained. "The president has repeatedly inserted himself into this debate. And I think a lot of people are trying to understand what his view of memorializing the Confederacy is."