Trump behauptet, der Mond stammt vom Mars (oder möglicherweise sogar, der Mond sei in seiner jetzigen Umlaufbahn [die um die Erde kreist] ein Teil des Mars). Wörtlich sagte Goldenboy: „They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!“
Jedenfalls ist in Trump-Land der Mond nun Teil des Mars und der Guardian läuft über vor ätzender Ironie:
Followers of astronomy were in for a surprise on Friday, when Donald Trump announced that the moon is part of Mars. […] Trump’s declaration shocked many space enthusiasts, because the moon has not traditionally been regarded as part of Mars. […] Nasa did not immediately respond to a question from the Guardian asking if the moon is part of Mars. Irrespective of whether the moon is part of Mars (it isn’t), Trump’s announcement was doubly surprising given his previous enthusiasm for a moon trip. […]
The White House did not immediately respond to a Guardian question about whether Trump’s statement should be considered official guidance. In ancient times the moon was worshipped as a god, while more recently some children’s stories have speculated that it is made of cheese.