Why does President Trump want to mine on the Moon?

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-52228423

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

President Trump wants the United States to start mining on the Moon for minerals. The US president recently signed an executive order stating America has the right to explore and use resources from outer space. The order also said the US did not see space as a common area for resources, and didn’t need permission of international agreements to get started. But why does he want to mine in space? And what are the benefits? Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to a couple of experts who can fill us in.