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We Now Know What Inspired Donald Trump's Bizarre Moon Is a Part of Mars Tweet and You Won't Be Surprised At All

Did he space out?

We Now Know What Inspired Donald Trump's Bizarre Moon Is a Part of Mars Tweet and You Won't Be Surprised At All
President Donald Trump holds a NASA flight jacket presented to him by NASA Astronaut Office Chief Chris Cassidy after signing the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, alongside members of the Senate, Congress, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

On Friday afternoon at 1:38pm EST, President Donald Trump posted on Twitter about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the moon and the mission to Mars. The tweet baffled people for multiple reasons.

The President's tweet stated:

"For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon - We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!"

The first thing that confused people was why the President would claim the moon was a part of Mars.

Army veteran and "former Conservative Republican Trump supporter now Liberal Democrat" David Weissman explained why the moon matters and suggested some reading material to the President.

Comedian Nick Jack Pappas thought maybe the President was giving the moon away.

Next, people wanted to know what prompted this seemingly random Friday afternoon rant. But people were fairly certain they knew the source: Fox News.

More specifically, a segment on Fox Business that aired at 12:26pm EST, about an hour before the President's tweet.

Finally, people wanted to know why the sudden change of heart since May. Is the President really so susceptible to the suggestions of a TV news channel?

Since his NASA tweet, the President posted only that he was headed back to the United States.

President Trump left Monday for a state visit to the United Kingdom followed by the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France and a visit to his golf club in Ireland.