On Wednesday afternoon, the SpaceX launch — set to be the first manned spaceflight from U.S. soil in nearly a decade — was scrubbed due to inclement weather in Florida.
Commenters on social media blamed President Donald Trump and the first family for "jinxing" the launch with their unnecessary visit to the Kennedy Space Center — similar to how he was blamed for jinxing an Alabama football team by paying a visit to the game a year ago.
"Trump is bad luck" -- SpaceX employee to me— Noah Shachtman (@Noah Shachtman)1590611098.0
TRUMP JINXED THE LAUNCH. #LaunchAmerica https://t.co/669qO1ijTC— marv 🦌 (@marv 🦌)1590610747.0
Its almost as if a guy who went down there for a photo op is jinxed 🤔 https://t.co/EHcdXOco0O— Karen Schwartz (@Karen Schwartz)1590610968.0
He jinxed it #fucker https://t.co/MRvVeWt77J— Mask Wearing CHAMP, MIM ⚾️ (@Mask Wearing CHAMP, MIM ⚾️)1590610827.0
#trumps arrival jinxed the launch! The mission is scrubbed. Figures, wherever he goes, failure is beside him!— LEX350X (@LEX350X)1590610852.0