Trump discourages black college students from becoming astronauts in bizarre anti-science rant
President Donald Trump went off-script and attacked astronauts as a career choice at an event for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).
The president made the anti-science rant while congratulating his administrations work with HBCUs.
“To give just a few examples, NASA is expanding outreach to HBCUs who want to become scientists, engineers and even astronauts,” Trump said.
“I don’t know about the astronaut,” he added, breaking from prepared remarks. “I don’t want to be an astronaut.”
Trump then polled the audience: “Does anybody want to be an astronaut? I see one. There’s one brave person.”