Trump's Suggestion of "Space Force" Becomes Instant Meme

Sergio Conner
March 14, 2018

President Donald Trump suggested creating a "Space Force" while addressing troops at Miramar Marine Corp Air Station in San Diego, California, on Tuesday. How about the Space Force instead?

"We should have a new force called the Space Force".

The proposed Space Corps would have functioned like the Marine Corps does within the US Navy; it would have been responsible for overseeing all of the Air Force's operations in space.

The commander-in-chief doesn't think the USA military is large enough - so he announced during a freakish press conference Tuesday that it will expand beyond planet Earth via a "space force".

Donald Trump mused to an audience of Marines about launching an extraterrestrial branch of the military.

I asked the Twitter if proclaiming war in space is just something a president can do, and apparently this was already discussed in the 60s.

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Trump didn't make clear what shape this "space force" might take and what adversaries it would confront.

It says the Air Force has to move toward creating a space defense unit within itself called the Space Corps. "I said 'maybe we need a new force".

Trump insinuated that the idea started off as joke, but that he might seriously be considering it. "Maybe we'll have to do that.' That could happen". But he may be thinking of the National Defense Authorization Act that he signed into law in December.

According to CNBC's Christina Wilkie, who first reported on the news, Trump's Space Force comments were off-script, and the White House didn't respond to a request for comment.

Since taking office, Trump has frequently touted his support for the United States military and placed high-ranking generals in top White House and cabinet posts.

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