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Donald Trump tweets 'Moon is a part of Mars'

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Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 02:01:40-04

The moon is a part of Mars, that's according to a recent tweet from President Trump.

Friday the commander-in-chief took to Twitter to speak about spending on space exploration, according to CNN.

"For all of the money we are spending, NASA should not be talking about going to the moon," Trump said. "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 statement is an about face on Trump's long-stated goal of returning American astronauts to the moon by the end of a potential second term.

Late last month, Trump announced he was adding $1.6 billion to NASA's budget.

As part of the budget increase, the administration said it would begin efforts to send the first woman to the moon, nearly five decades after the last U.S. landing.