Tuesday afternoon saw the successful launch of SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. The Falcon Heavy rocket is the largest, most powerful rocket built in America since the venerable Saturn V. The momentous occasion was truly a remarkable achievement and a great milestone for a space program that had been almost nonexistent through much of the Obama administration.
Naturally, President Trump felt it was appropriate to recognize the hard work that went into the building and launching such a marvelous piece of machinery. President Trump tweeted out his congratulations to the men and women of SpaceX, and the company’s founder, Elon Musk.
Congratulations @ElonMusk and @SpaceX on the successful #FalconHeavy launch. This achievement, along with @NASA’s commercial and international partners, continues to show American ingenuity at its best! pic.twitter.com/eZfLSpyJPK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2018
Musk decided to respond in kind and thank President Trump for his kind words. Presumably because Musk’s parents raised him to be a decent, respectful human being.
Thank you on behalf of SpaceX. An exciting future lies ahead!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018
Normal people either echoed President Trump’s words of encouragement…
Nice job today Elton, looked like a successful launch. Very cool to watch !
— Bruce R. Copp (@Brucercopp) February 7, 2018
— @tecnlgyWeKnow (@tecnlgyWeKnow) February 7, 2018
Yay Elon !!!!! ???????☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺
— ?CDNs4Trump? (@CDNs4Trump) February 7, 2018
…or commented on Musk’s classy response.
— Jeff Swanson (@jswanson7934) February 7, 2018
damn classy boi
— Peter Joshua (@misterpeterjosh) February 7, 2018
Of course, the Left did not enjoy the fact that Musk responded to Trump’s tweet like a normal human being. However, they managed to react with grace and understanding.
Don’t talk to him
— B-Renda (@GlMMEDASUCC) February 7, 2018
You’re a sell out @elonmusk
— ariana delawari (@arianadelawari) February 7, 2018
I would have just pretended like I didn’t see the notification @elonmusk we all know what you’re really thinking
— jane doe (@team_december) February 7, 2018
— Skaði ?? (@SonnAvWoden) February 7, 2018
You shouldn’t respond to trolls.
— David Schlesinger (@d_schlesinger) February 7, 2018
If u r fan of Donald Trump all your accomplishments will be for naught. You may have the means but you don’t have the sensitivity or fortitude to be a great innovator. Choose your friends more carefully next time Elon. #FAIL
— djelrock (@djelrock) February 7, 2018
I get that he is the President and you have to be nice…but really…?
— Riz Chand (@riz_chand) February 7, 2018
— no thank you (@NYCLAPDX) February 7, 2018
You two too fake
— A Fake Citizen (@Faydor_) February 7, 2018
Show some balls and give him a ✊?
— El Coco ? (@Enrique_GtS) February 7, 2018
hey screw you for this elon
— mitsubishi macchiato (@joyce_jude) February 7, 2018
I used to really admire you just to find out you’re just another piece of shit
— piel canela? (@lunaentumirada) February 7, 2018
sellout! tell him to piss off like everyone else! 😛
— ThaBuDmaster (@ricwashere) February 7, 2018
Tragically, Mr. Musk made the mistake of being cordial to the orange demon that is Literally Hitler. Never mind the fact that the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket was a showcase of ingenuity, technology, and human accomplishment. Forget that the launch was an important step in reasserting American dominance in space. Elon Musk spoke to Donald Trump in a cordial manner. Such a crime against humanity cannot be tolerated.
Stay classy, Leftists.