Neil deGrasse Tyson Challenges Trump To ‘Make America Smart Again’
Trump’s budget is terrible for eduation
Trumpian logic suggests the best way to improve things is by ruining them. Trumpcare improves America’s health care system by taking insurance away from 24 million people. According to Trump, a climate-change denier is the best choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department Energy should be ran by a man who swore he’d eliminate it. This same twisted logic applies to his recent budget which slashes funding for things he once vowed to make great.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump said he’d fix America’s public education system. But his budget cuts $9.2 billion, which is over 13 percent of the Department of Education’s total budget. It also cuts grants for teacher training, after-school programs, and Pell grants. According to Trump, the best way to improve education is by making it unaffordable. Trump’s terrible logic inspired America’s favorite scientist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, to take him to school.
Sunday, Tyson hopped on Twitter to voice his outrage over Trump’s attempts to gut programs that are good for the country’s health, education, and environment. “We all want to make America great again,” Tyson said. “But that won’t happen until we first make America smart again.
The fastest way to Make a America Weak Again: Cut science funds to our agencies that support it.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489943540
The fastest way to Make America Sick Again: Cut funding to the National Institutes of Health— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489944301
The fastest way to Make America Stupid: Cut funds to programs that support education.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489944901
The fastest way to thwart Earth's life-support systems for us all: Turn EPA into EDA — the Environmental Destruction Agency.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489945500
The fastest way to melt glaciers & flood the World's coastal cities: Ignore scientists and do nothing to stem the rise of CO2— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489946100
We can all imagine a land that provides no support for Art. But is that a place you’d want to Live? To Visit? To Play?— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489946700
The very best way to support and feed your delusions: Surround yourself with people whose world views match yours exactly.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489947240
We all want to Make America Great Again. But that won't happen until we first Make America Smart Again.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson) 1489948202