In discussing President Donald Trump’s unique skill set, Dilbert creator Scott Adams has often referred to the POTUS’s vast array of talents, from public speaking, to business negotiations, to mastery of social media.
But as Adams is often quick to point out, a sense of humor is another important weapon in Trump’s arsenal.
Speaking to NASA rocketeer Peggy Whitson, Trump was surprised to learn that astronauts sometimes process, recycle and drink – yes, drink – their own urine.
“Better you than me,” Trump quickly smiled.
The hilarious and viral quote is another chapter in a long-standing NASA dilemma over what exactly to do with an astronaut’s urine. Once, astronaut John Glenn reported mysterious sparkling lights outside his space capsule that he thought might be evidence of aliens, but it turned out to be simply a clumsy urine-disposal method.
“It was the constellation Ur-ion,” Glenn joked later.