Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump's Space Force Is Not A Crazy Idea

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • America's favorite astrophysicist returns to The Late Show with a surprising argument for why Trump's call for a Space Force may be a good thing.

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  • Sandra Nelson  (Sep 12, 2018))

    The true genius of this man is his ability to talk common sense. Yes, he has a string of highfalutin' letters after his name, but he can just TALK to anyone!!! AND EXPLAIN STUFF!!!! This is not a skill that most geniuses have.

  • weasley potter  (1 hour ago))

    This aged well

  • Nathan Johnson  (6 days ago))

    +DoctorSax why cause the Earth's flat?

  • CNSZU  (Sep 13, 2018))

    "Just because it came out of Trump's mouth doesn't mean it's a bad idea". Finally someone with common sense.

  • Kira Reilly  (1 day ago))

    Agreed. With that said, he also lacks all credibility so its sensible to write him off completely and only give his ideas credence when actively supported by someone with a touch of credibility as seen here.

  • gullintanni  (3 days ago))

    I think you missed the point. It means that Trump usually says crazy things, except on this statement. Still Tyson can be wrong as Trump might be crazy on this point as well. He is after all the most ignorant US president of all time.

  • Kyotosomo  (Sep 14, 2018))

    oh look a talk show on trending never seen that before

  • Monsune Reigns  (Jan 25, 2019))

    Trends like once a week since November 2016.

  • Lawrence Smith  (Oct 21, 2018))

    The media and selected individuals have gotten so bad and so obvious in their attacks, i now question why they might strategically say anything good about Trump.

  • Joey Yared  (Sep 12, 2018))

    Props to Neil Degrasse Tyson for being a principled person in this divisive political culture. It’s rare in today’s world to chose principle over party or person. He didn’t go with ‘the crowd’ to bash Trump like Colbert wanted him to. Rather, he stuck to scientific fact and his principles. Allow this to be a lesson to both sides: you don’t always have to agree with your side if you’re a liberal or conservative. Be open minded and chose each issue and topic based off merit and truth. Neil deGrasse spea...

  • gullintanni  (3 days ago))

    Tyson might be wrong. What the point of a Space Force? To fight aliens or the Chinese/Russians? As he said, it is a fine line before space is no longer available to us. We cannot blow things up near our planet without destroying Our hopes of conquering space. That's why we signed the UN agreement.

  • Allen Gigika  (Feb 10, 2019))

    Neil for president.

  • Jacob Williamson  (Sep 13, 2018))

    99% of colberts content is criticizing trump. if it wasn't for trump he wouldn't have a show.

  • gullintanni  (3 days ago))

    It is a tradition in comedy to critizize presidents. Go back and see if Obama, Bush and Clinton got their fair share.

  • Nyeusi Knowledge  (Feb 15, 2019))

    +sulfier bloodline there is no exactly, you must be autistic if you only know about the man as of recent

  • HeatherJustCreate  (Sep 12, 2018))

    I wish my college teachers were as passionate as Neil. I would’ve loved going to class.

  • free bass  (Jan 29, 2019))

    i dont know. apparently hes accused of rape

  • Hollister David  (Jan 28, 2019))

    It's not as hard to be entertaining if you're not constrained by the need for rigor and accuracy. Neil is possibly the sloppiest, most inaccurate pop science celebrity

  • Duchhunter  (Sep 13, 2018))

    He is trying so hard to make it a bad thing and then Neil keeps shutting him down.

  • meh!  (Feb 5, 2019))

    +Sky Dawg Whatever his motivation might truly be, as an interviewer he has to try and ask the kind of questions that the audience is thinking. And when the audience is thinking of "militarizing space," they are thinking of what Colbert keeps saying. Colbert might understand from the get-go what Neil's message is, but if he just says "yeah that make sense" and doesn't voice those kinds of thoughts, the uneducated audience won't be convinced. I don't know if Colbert knows these thin...

  • Manny Santiago  (Jan 18, 2019))

    +Cobi Lancaster I didn't mean to suggest that 200 billion was going solely to a "space force". You mistake intent.I was more lamenting NDGT's apparent cosiness with the military industrial complex. This was the kind of grotesque wasted expenditure Sagan always questioned - even in the height of the cold war when we DID have an (apparent) big and formidable enemy.

  • mystic  (Sep 13, 2018))

    You can tell the host wanted him to bash the Space Force idea so bad 😂 gg

  • URsuckishATlife  (35 minutes ago))

    +Esben Rasmussen Fox news is a pretty good comedy show though.

  • Esben Rasmussen  (Sep 23, 2018))

    Comedy has to make sense, be relatable and smart and republican ideologies has none of those qualities, so I don't see how you can make comedy out of it.

  • Alexander Savage  (Sep 12, 2018))

    Smartest man in America says just because it comes out of Trump’s mouth doesn’t make it inherently insane.🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔“Let’s ignore him, Trump bad lol.” Jokes aside this was cool.

  • gullintanni  (3 days ago))

    First of all, Tyson is not the smartest man in America. Second, He can be wrong. Geniuses make mistakes every day like the rest of us because they deal with hard questions and problems.

  • Nathan Johnson  (6 days ago))

    +Dan Rob exactly

  • Иосиф Сталин  (Sep 12, 2018))

    *angry liberal sounds in the distance*

  • Gofkc Urself  (4 days ago))

    True Christian in 1999 he said that lol. Things change in 19 years bud

  • savio schronberg  (Feb 2, 2019))

    Republicans are actually the most liberal, since their love for laizzez- faire capitalism. Democrats slightly behind.