US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on May 21, 2020. - Trumps travels to Michigan to tour the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant.

Source:  Eric Quintanar

President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that he was considering attending the upcoming SpaceX rocket launch, which will feature the first NASA-manned mission to space on a privately built ship. In the brief remarks, the president also encouraged reporters to join him on the trip, joking that he’d like to put some of them on the rocket.

“I’m thinking about going, that will be next week, to the rocket launch. I hope you’re all going to join me,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn on Thursday afternoon. “I’d like to put you on the rocket, and get rid of you for a while.”

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