Critics rounded on the RNC over one of its posts which declared the importance to the president of establishing a “permanent manned presence on the moon” and sending the first “manned mission to Mars.”
Pres. Trump is fighting for YOU! Here are some of his priorities for a 2nd term:
*Establish Permanent Manned Presence on The Moon
*Send the 1st Manned Mission to Mars
*Build World’s Greatest Infrastructure System
*Establish National High-Speed Wireless Internet Network
— GOP (@GOP) October 23, 2020
Some detractors mockingly translated or reimagined the priorities.
Others recalled Trump’s past broken promises and his catastrophic mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“So completely and totally out of touch,” responded the activist and actor Alyssa Milano.
Added “Star Trek” legend George Takei: “OMG this isn’t a parody.”
“American Pickle” star Seth Rogen, meanwhile, was rather less diplomatic with his reply: “Who in the fuck gives a flying fuck about putting motherfuckers on The Moon and Mars?”
So completely and totally out of touch.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 23, 2020
This all makes a lot of sense when you realize COVID-19 isn’t a problem outside of Earth. Oh, and “Waiting for Infrustructure Week” gets renewed. Yay. https://t.co/dWu0WSxD9j
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 23, 2020
I would first like to establish permanent presence on the EARTH. https://t.co/Mw6p1nVWAC
— Stephanie Wittels Wachs (@wittelstephanie) October 23, 2020
Who in the fuck gives a flying fuck about putting motherfuckers on The Moon and Mars?
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 23, 2020
Are you insane?
— Padma "Did You Vote Yet?" Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) October 23, 2020
OCT 2020: Here's Trump's plan for getting us to the moon
JUNE 2022: Ok so here's how we ended up at the bottom of the ocean https://t.co/G23lbSztcL
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 23, 2020
People are dying daily from COVID and these m*f*'s talking about a "permanent manned presence on the moon." https://t.co/Bq7ohu9qqH
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) October 23, 2020
Two of the second term priorities for a Trump administration are a permanent human presence on the moon and a manned mission to Mars. Well, didn't see that coming. https://t.co/ZV0F7zAtEN
— Mercedes Stephenson (@MercedesGlobal) October 23, 2020
1 & 2) CREWED. Also how does this help me?
3) How? Use specifics.
4) Again, how? Fiber? DSL? Fairies?
— Jess Phoenix (@jessphoenix2018) October 23, 2020
*Build an Underwater City Made Entirely of Gold
*Reduce Newt Gingrich to On-Thousandth of his Original Size and Inject him into Ice Cube
*Create the World's Greatest Team of Bikini Scientists
*Defeat Argor, God of the Underground, Before he Devours Us All
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) October 23, 2020
2nd Term Translated:
*permanent undocumented Americans on the moon (US doesn't own it)
*Send people to Mars yet can't find the parents of over 500 kids they separated
*Make highways that have roller coaster loops
*More people will die from covid so less people will be online! https://t.co/Gw3sa0VA8e
— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) October 23, 2020
Send your crap party to live on the moon.
people have died from coronavirus in the U.S.
At least 8,433,000 cases have been reported.#GOPSuperSpreaders
— Greg "Wear Your Mask" Proops (@GregProops) October 23, 2020
He has been unable to give any indication of what his platform actually is besides empty slogans and flat out lies and THIS what they came up with. HAHAHAHAHAHA https://t.co/O8IxMOkEHA
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) October 23, 2020
Sweetie, if you're saying Trump's priority for a second term is permanently moving to the Moon, you have my attention. https://t.co/RrBzhaa95I
— Charlotte Clymer ️ (@cmclymer) October 23, 2020
Colonizing the moon literally does nothing for everyday Americans
— Dustin Ginsberg (@DustinGinsberg) October 23, 2020
*Defeat The Sea-God Neptune And Deplete His Fabled Hoard of Seashells
*Gather The DNA Of History’s Greatest Leaders And Combine Them To Create the Cobra Emperor, Serpentor
*Organize Lavish Monkey Knife-Fights
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 23, 2020
What in the ever-loving sentient box of hair fuck is this insanity? No, seriously. What is this? https://t.co/s1O8lv5GJB
— Danielle Campoamor (@DCampoamor) October 23, 2020
Nothing says “fighting for you” like plans to colonize the moon during a raging, deadly pandemic on earth.
— Craig Newman (@craignewman) October 23, 2020
I'm a single issue voter, and that issue is: moon https://t.co/kdr5AuVJnm
— Gabrielle Moss (@Gaby_Moss) October 23, 2020
And if we were to ask him to describe these policies I’m sure he would be as articulate, clear and penetrating as always. Stop pretending he knows or cares about policy. He only cares about attacking perceived enemies and claiming credit for stuff he doesn’t understand.
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) October 23, 2020
POUTS repeatedly promises and reneges. Examples:
- Releasing his tax returns
- Forcing Mexico to pay for the wall
- A cheap replacement plan for the ACA w/ protect'ns
- An infrastructure plan
- A middle-class tax cut
Where I come from, that's called "bait-and-switch". pic.twitter.com/BnTA1bWJ0M
— Monty Hamilton's Battery Boa (@MontyBoa99) October 23, 2020
is this, like, in order of priority, or....? https://t.co/Wp6FKdiYfv
— Denise Chow (@denisechow) October 23, 2020
To use Trump's rhetoric from last night: he has been President for four years... why hasn't he gotten any of this done?
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) October 23, 2020
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