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Trump trolled after he claims moon part of Mars

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US has left people astonished with his knowledge of space and the universe and has become a laughing stock yet again after he claimed that the moon is a part of

In a tweet on Friday, he said: "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 (of which the Moon is a part), Defence and Science."

Trump's remarks came a day after NASA told that US astronauts would not be able to make a lunar landing by 2024 unless Trump administration's $1.6 billion budget increase request is not approved by the US Congress.

As soon as Trump tweeted, people from around the world started trolling him with witty one-liners, jokes and memes.

"Sigh! His dad must have paid his way through astronomy class too!" wrote American

"Trump's knowledge on this matter is one small step for man, one giant leap backwards for mankind," said Emmy-nominated filmmaker

"Based on the President's track record here on Earth, I don't think NASA needs his input on how to handle space," tweeted Sam Vinograd, at

Earlier in May, Trump, who is infamous for making controversial statements, war threats and spelling errors on his handle, confessed that he uses as a "typewriter".

Later, Co-founder, called Trump "master" of the platform, arguing the potential negative effects of the President's tweets on the country's political discourse are "trivial compared to the effect of the broader media".

has two moons - Phobos and Deimos - however, the Moon which orbits the Earth is not a part of the Red Planet.



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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 12:00 IST