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