After looking at prototypes for a wall on the Mexican border, Donald Trump addressed Marines at Miramar Air Station in San Diego on Tuesday.
In addition to touting record-breaking military spending and promising a raise to the military he also laid out plans for a space army.
“We should have a new force called the Space Force. It’s like the Army and the Navy, but for space, because we’re spending a lot of money on space,” he said. “I said maybe we need a new force, I was not really serious, then I said ‘what a great idea.’ Maybe we’ll have to do that.”
“My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea,” he said.
The president’s absurd idea was immediately mocked.
SPACE FORCE!! pic.twitter.com/2Y6izqCE44ADVERTISEMENT
— T. Grant Benson (@GrantB911) March 13, 2018
Would Trump serve?
unfortunately, Cadet Bone Spurs will get a sixth deferment from serving in the Space Force. https://t.co/GccNTKxMr7ADVERTISEMENT
— r subramanian (@randomsubu) March 13, 2018
Trump: “We should have a new force called the Space Force. It’s like the Army and the Navy, but for space, because we’re spending a lot of money on space.” pic.twitter.com/p7YVX6gecz
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) March 13, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
“It’s probably where he wants to station the transgendered military or something,” one joked.
Trump just proposed a new branch of the military he wants to call The Space Force.
It’s probably where he wants to station the transgendered military or something.ADVERTISEMENT
— 3one (@3one) March 13, 2018
Others see Hollywood potential in the form of Star Wars Episode IX: Space Force.
Star Wars Episode IX: Space Force https://t.co/qIONt3wdA0ADVERTISEMENT
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) March 13, 2018
Trump wants to institute a “space force.” I wonder how this will turn out. pic.twitter.com/EZA52eSLlk
— Rachel King (@rachelking) March 13, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Others were just intrigued.
Trump just said we’re getting a space force, like the air force but for space, and I’m serious I want to know more about this https://t.co/7OamilSxQx
— Mario Koran (@MarioKoran) March 13, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
What would this Space Force look like?
tRUmp wants a “space force,” like the Air Force & Marines 🙄 pic.twitter.com/ApdhYRiq5P
— BluePixie (@BluePixie3) March 13, 2018