Trump chuckles as fan yells 'send Nancy Pelosi to Mars' at Arizona rally, Internet says 'she'll turn it blue'
President Donald Trump reportedly chuckled during his campaign rally in Arizona on Wednesday, October 28, when one of his supporters shouted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be sent to Mars. The incident took place while Trump was addressing his supporters at the rally and was promoting the restoration of space program under his administration.
Trump said: "America will land the first woman on the moon and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. Maybe we should make that a woman too." This in when one of his supporters from the rally crowd shouted that Pelosi should be the one to be sent there. The president pointed this out to the rest of the crowd, saying: "He said, ‘Make it Nancy Pelosi.' Who said that? That’s pretty good, I have to say. Stand up please. Look at this guy. That’s pretty good. Are you a comedian professionally?" The president then addressed the media to clarify that he himself did not say it, “I didn’t say it. I’m just repeating it. You know?"
The supporter's comment drew mixed reactions from social media users with Trump supporters agreeing with the idea and some wanting to replace Pelosi if the Republican won. One user wrote: "Can they leave her there is all I want to sign a petition for? How quickly can we accelerate this Mars trip?" Another added: "It’s a red planet. Nancy might try to turn it blue. Would not be good cosmically speaking." A third wrote: "Trump at his AZ rally says we will be the first on Mars. One in the audience responded 'Make it Nancy Pelosi'. Best comment of the day!" One user, however, disagreed, suggesting that the House Speaker will have to fight her to go to Mars if Trump wins the reelection: "Donald Trump jokes about sending Nancy Pelosi to Mars, but if he wins again, she'll have to fight me for a seat on that spacecraft."
Can they leave her there is all I want to sign a petition for? How quickly can we accelerate this Mars trip?— TheRealHeff (@HeffReal) October 28, 2020
It’s a red planet. Nancy might try to turn it blue. Would not be good cosmically speaking.— jose (@jose38823850) October 28, 2020
Trump at his AZ rally says we will be the first on Mars. One in the audience responded” Make it Nancy Pelosi “ Best comment of the day!👍😃— HowardH (@HH41848213) October 28, 2020
Donald Trump jokes about sending Nancy Pelosi to Mars, but if he wins again, she'll have to fight me for a seat on that spacecraft.— heather votes🦋 (@heatherinsocal) October 28, 2020
During the same rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, an aircraft reportedly entered restricted air space, leading to a fighter jet being scrambled to intercept it. A spokesperson for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), John Cornelio, in a statement to CNN said that an F-16 aircraft was sent to probe a small airplane that had entered the air space above the president's rally on October 28.
Cornelio said: "The violating aircraft was non-responsive to initial intercept procedures, but established radio communications after NORAD aircraft deployed signal flares. The violating aircraft was escorted out of the restricted area by the NORAD aircraft without further incident." Trump, during the rally, was apparently caught off-guard by the jet flying above and remarked on it saying it was nearly "four days old" as he touted his funding for the military. The president, at the sound of the aircraft, said: "I love that sound, I love it. You don't know what I went through to get those suckers up there — I had to get that money from the Democrats."