Donald Trump's Bizarre Speech About Space Leaves Buzz Aldrin Confused

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American icon and legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin stood right beside Donald Trump as the president of the United States talked about space.

Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, attended the event in which the Trump administration re-established the National Space Council. Trump signed a new executive order that gives life to the council 24 years after it was disbanded.

Trump gave a short talk about the importance of the executive order and of space, in general, during the press conference. Trump started by boasting that the United States will be "leading again like we never led before." He then suggested that the country, "a nation of pioneers," will own all of space by calling it the "next great American frontier."

Aldrin, who was listening intently to Trump, was clearly baffled by some of the things the president said. Trump explained that "space exploration is not only essential to our character as a nation but also our economy and our great nation's security." Things got confusing after Trump stressed that "our travels beyond the Earth" and the scientific discoveries that come with it not only help improve lives and power new industries but are also vital in "providing the space security we need to protect the American people. And security is gonna be a very big factor with respect to space and space exploration."

"We know what this is, space," Trump said. "That's all it has to say: space."

The president then looked at Aldrin and asked him, "There's a lot of room out there, right?"

To which Aldrin answered, "To infinity, and beyond."

Trump must have missed the joke despite the rest of the people gathered near him laughing at how Aldrin alluded to Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear, one of the film franchise's main characters who was named after him.

"This is infinity here. 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?"

Of course, Twitter exploded with reactions to Trump's confusing speech and Aldrin's scene-stealing facial expressions.