Donald Trump makes promise to ‘plant the American flag on Mars very soon’

During a recent campaign speech, The former US President mentioned a spaceflight to Mars where he claimed the US would “plant our beautiful American flag very soon” and a defence shield “to protect our people from the unthinkable threat of nuclear weapons”.

Trump has long been expected to announce he is in the running for 2024, though the recent midterm elections, where Republicans did much worse than predicted, did cast doubt on his ability to repeat his 2016 victory.

In the speech, given at his Mar-a-Lago resort, he said: “We will expand the frontiers of human knowledge and will extend the horizons of human achievement. And we will plant our beautiful American flag very soon on the surface of Mars.”