1 May 2018
Star Wars coming? Trump ‘seriously’ considers creating US Space Force
Russia Today


FILE PHOTO: People dressed as Star Wars characters take part in an event held for the release of the film 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 13, 2017. © Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

Despite the mockery on social media, US President Donald Trump apparently has not rejected an idea of creating a Space Force. He said he is “seriously thinking” about making it a new military branch.

“We are actually thinking of a sixth [military branch], and that would be the Space Force,” the US leader said during a ceremony at the White House. He was presenting the annual Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the Army football team, for its victory over both Air Force and Navy last year. Trump went on to say that the US is “getting very big in space, both militarily and for other reasons,” without going into further details.

“We are seriously thinking of the Space Force,” the US leader said on Tuesday. He already floated the same idea back in March as he spoke to a crowd of Marines at Miramar Air Station in San Diego, California. At that time, he said that his national strategy sees the space as a “war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea.”

The idea, however, hardly resonated with the general public as people turned to the social media to have a good laugh at it. The reaction was no different this time, as people once again started to post memes and reference to popular sci-fi movies.

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