President-elect Donald Trump recognized the death of famous astronaut John Glenn, declaring him an American hero.
“Today we lost a great pioneer of air and space in John Glenn,” he wrote briefly on Twitter. “He was a hero and inspired generations of future explorers. He will be missed.”
Later, Donald Trump spoke about Glenn during his visit to Ohio on Thursday afternoon.
“I met him on two separate occasions. Liked him, always liked him,” he told reporters. “But he was indeed an American hero.”