In the event that incoming President Donald Trump meets astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the reality TV star-turned leader of the free world may have a below-the-belt surprise waiting for him.
“When I meet President Trump, I may first grab his crotch — to get his attention — then discuss Science with him,” Tyson tweeted this Friday.
Tyson’s “crotch” remark was a dig at a leaked video from 2005 where Trump brags about his penchant for grabbing women’s genitalia without their consent.
When I meet President Trump, I may first grab his crotch — to get his attention — then discuss Science with him.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 18, 2016
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait,” Trump says in the video.
“Grab them by the p*ssy — you can do anything,” Trump added.
One day after the election, Tyson appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and lamented the potential disregard for science that could come with a Trump administration.
“Let me just say, I think we have a four-year mission now,” Tyson said. “I think what we need to do, let us together, make America smart again.”
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) November 10, 2016
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