Trump tells boy: 'Space is terrific,' but US has 'bigger problems'
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE told a 10-year-old boy interested in outer space that America has more pressing needs than exploring the cosmos, such as fixing potholes.

“I want to know your opinions on NASA,” the boy asked at a Politics & Eggs event on Wednesday in New Hampshire.

“You know, in the old days it was great,” Trump responded, according to The Washington Post. “Right now, we have bigger problems — you understand that? We’ve got to fix our potholes.

“You know, we don’t exactly have a lot of money,” he added.

The GOP primary candidate said he has great admiration for NASA and is hopeful about reinvigorating America's space program.

“I love NASA,” Trump insisted. “I love what it represents, I love what it stands for, and I hope that someday in the not-too-distant future, we can get that going.

“Space is terrific. Space is terrific.”

The businessman added that private companies are beginning to take the lead in space exploration.

“You love it, I can see, right? You love it?” Trump asked the boy. “Whatever it is you love, you do.”