President Donald Trump, who dodged the Vietnam War multiple times with bone spurs, announced today that he wants to create a new military “space force.”
Trump made his bizarre announcement during a speech to U.S. Marines at Miramar Air Station in San Diego:
My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. We may even have a space force, develop another one, space force.
We have the Air Force, we’ll have the space force. We have the Army and the Navy… I said maybe we need a new force, “We’ll go with the space force.” I was not really serious, then I said, “What a great idea.” Maybe we’ll have to do that. That could happen!
Trump’s space force plan was widely mocked on Twitter:
unfortunately, Cadet Bone Spurs will get a sixth deferment from serving in the Space Force. https://t.co/GccNTKxMr7
— 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, 2018
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.
— 3one (@3one) March 13, 2018
Star Wars Episode IX: Space Force https://t.co/qIONt3wdA0
— 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, 2018
(Sources: KSAZ via YouTube, Twitter)