Buzz Aldrin After Meeting Trump: 'Keep America Great In Space'

“Keep America great in space.” This was the message from famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin after his recent meeting with President Donald Trump.

On Friday, Aldrin — a New Jersey native who was part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 — was invited to the Oval Office at the White House for a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of his historic moon walk alongside Neil Armstrong.

After the face-to-face, Aldrin posted a message that lit up the comments section of his Twitter page:

“Just had an excellent meeting with President Donald Trump! We discussed America’s future in space, ways to address space challenges, and the need to keep exploring beyond the horizon. Keep America Great in Space!”

Aldrin’s post was promptly retweeted by Vice President Mike Pence.

It wasn’t the first time Aldrin has come face to face with Trump. In 2017, while the president made a speech about an executive order to revive the National Space Council, Aldrin started rolling his eyes and making perplexed faces.

The resulting video footage immediately went viral.

However, Aldrin has also lent support to some of Trump’s ideas, such as creating a sixth branch of the U.S. military called the “Space Force.”

In August 2018, the moonwalker tweeted a big-thumbs up for Trump’s suggestion: “One giant leap in the right direction #SpaceForce.”

Aldrin, a graduate of Montclair High School, was commenting on a tweet from Vice President Mike Pence which read:

“Since day one of our administration, @POTUS has kept his promise to restore America’s proud legacy of leadership in space. Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our Armed Forces. The time has come to establish the United States #SpaceForce.”

Many Twitter users praised Aldrin for continuing his longtime advocacy of the nation’s space program. Seen online:

Other Twitter users weren’t so thrilled.

“Punch him in the face for us,” one person joked, referring to the time Aldrin clocked a moon landing denier in the face after being called a “coward” and a “liar.”

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