Please Enjoy Buzz Aldrin's Face While Donald Trump Talks Space Nonsense

The second man on the moon has never seen anything like this

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Not too many of us think of Donald Trump as The Science President. When he's not tweeting videos of himself fighting an anthropomorphic TV channel at Wrestlemania!, you might find him explaining that people only have a finite amount of energy in their lifetimes, so it's important not to exercise too much and use it up. So when it came time to announce that his White House was restarting the National Space Council on Friday and he took the opportunity to ponder the wonders of the cosmos, there was some cause for concern. It appears that Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon who showed up for the ceremony, shared that concern:

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Please enjoy Aldrin's face as the president sagely explained that "at some point in the future, we're going to look back and say how did we do it without space?"

For some reason, though, The Washington Post's deadpan account of what happened next is as good as Aldrin's expressions:

"This is going to launch a whole new chapter for our great country," Trump said near the end of his speech.

Then he sat down at a table and opened the executive order.

"I know what this is," he said. "Space!"

Beside him, Aldrin chimed in with a quote from the astronaut character Buzz Lightyear from the movie "Toy Story."

"Infinity and beyond!" Aldrin said.

Everyone laughed.

Then Trump added some lines of his own.

"This is infinity here," he said. "It could be infinity. We don't really don't know. But it could be. It has to be something — but it could be infinity, right?"

It could be, Mr. President. It could be.

From: Esquire