Neil deGrasse Tyson Says He Might Grab Donald Trump "By the Crotch" When They Meet

Ryan Parker
The Hollywood Reporter

Neil deGrasse Tyson will be taking a direct approach when he first meets President-elect Donald Trump.

On Friday, the Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey host said over Twitter that he may "first grab [Trump's] crotch - to get his attention - then discuss Science with him."

The renowned astrophysicist sent the message to his more than 6 million followers, who spread it like wildfire.

The message is likely Tyson's response to Trump's cabinet picks being void of anyone who believes in climate change.

The grabbing of Trump by the genitals is a reference to Trump's own lewd comments about women, which he made while talking to Billy Bush in 2005. The tape surfaced during the campaign, but did not stop Trump from achieving election victory.

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