President Donald Trump may be getting all pumped up over his proposed “Space Force.”
Space Force all the way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018
But actor Mark Hamill doesn’t appear to be convinced about the hype ― and on Friday, the “Star Wars” legend dinged Trump with this tweet:
“For those of you worried that SPACE FORCE is the leaked title of #EpIX... Relax!” he wrote, referring to the upcoming “Star Wars” movie. “Turns out it’s just lie #3,253.”
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the “time has come” for a U.S. Space Force ― but Hamill wasn’t the only one to question spending billions of dollars on a new extraplanetary branch of the military:
You want $8 billion for a space force which experts say is a “silly” idea given that we already have one.— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 10, 2018
Meanwhile, you want to cut $3.7 billion from education, $17 billion in cuts to food stamps and $6.6 billion in cuts to housing.
Pence just doubled down on the need for a Space Force. This from a man who probably believes the Earth is just 6,000 years old. #ThatIsntHowYouScience— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 9, 2018
It will never fail to amaze me that America is willing to pay for an imaginary Space Force in an imaginary Space War but thinks free healthcare for all is absolute madness.— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) August 9, 2018
If “Space Force” were a TV show, the writers would keep pitching on a better title.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) August 9, 2018
Space force? Something is very wrong with these people. While they play pretend Star Wars, we’re working to lower the high cost of life-saving prescription drugs #ForThePeople— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) August 9, 2018
Space Force now mandates all tweets end with the words "in space."— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 10, 2018
After 7 minutes of soul-searching I’ve decided to dedicate my life to Space force. As I used to be an actor I can do all sorts of different voices so that way I can communicate with the aliens. So do you guys come pick me up or what?— Sean Maguire (@sean_m_maguire) August 10, 2018
and the oscar goes to space force I guess I don’t know everything is terrible and embarrassing plus wildfires— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 9, 2018
Space Force: A deliberately stupid and provocative idea designed to make you forget about the Mueller investigation.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 9, 2018
BREAKING- Scott Baio has been appointed to the Space Force although he has not been around stars since 1986.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 9, 2018
When I hear the term "Space Force" I think of boys playing in a sandbox with their G.I. Joe's and model rocket ships, not a sober or coherent evaluation of the risks of military escalation in or on the final frontier.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 9, 2018
Maybe, just maybe, we should make sure our people are not dying because they lack health insurance before we start spending billions to militarize outer space. #SpaceForce— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 9, 2018
It's insane that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks that the United States could afford to pay for Medicare-for-all.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) August 9, 2018
Anyway, let's spend trillions on a Space Force.
My brain is made of an old bucket of apples at this point, but it strikes me as dysfunctional to treat the idea of universal healthcare as somehow more impossible or recklessly expensive than a brand-new space force to conquer Mars.— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) August 9, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.