“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea,” Trump said on Tuesday at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. “We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force. We have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force.”
At first, Trump said he wasn’t serious about the notion.
“Then I said, ‘What a great idea!’ Maybe we’ll have to do that,’” Trump said. “So think of that: Space Force, because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous.”
He also described the U.S. military as “vital to ensuring America continues to lead the way into the stars.”
For the moment, however, his idea for a Space Force led to much laughter on Twitter:
We call it a “Death Star” in my galaxy https://t.co/GqK9E0EzTr
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) March 14, 2018
— Simar (@sahluwal) March 13, 2018
Somewhere @HamillHimself mentally prepares for the inevitable: a phone call from the President*, asking him to lead the new #SpaceForce thanks to his “years of experience fighting bad guys in space” #ImpeachTrump#DumbDonald#TuesdayThoughts
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) March 13, 2018
— Emae Church (@EmaeChurch) March 13, 2018
I went into a screening to see Isle of Dogs. I came out and we now have a Space Army
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) March 14, 2018
— Catherine Q. (@CatherineQ) March 13, 2018
Of course Trump wants to create a Space Force. He doesn't want any kind of alien entering the U.S. "They're bringing laser swords, they're bringing pod people, they're face huggers and some of them I'm sure are fine extra terrestrials." #spaceforce
— Barry Wernick (@BarryWernick) March 13, 2018
Finally. It’s happening. Space Force Commander Newt Gingrich is going to get his laser gun. https://t.co/2Bp3amKdL6
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) March 14, 2018
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) March 13, 2018
Trump: "I wanna wage war with Space."
Cabinet: "But why tho"
Trump: "Have you seen the documentaries lately about space? The one with Mark Hamill?"
Cabinet: "...Sir that's Star Wars."
Trump: "See, the war has already started!" #SpaceForce
— Alec Comes (@AlecComes) March 13, 2018
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) March 13, 2018
Right! He saw them do it on Spaceballs and Galaxy Quest, which are at least as fact based as Fox & Friends.
— Mike Mullins (@mikeD18mullins) March 13, 2018
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) March 13, 2018
— C. M. Burns, III (@CMontyBurnsIII) March 13, 2018
— Jeff Wernli (@Jeff_Wernli) March 13, 2018
— cmacs (@Leafer1) March 13, 2018
Let's start with protecting our children in school. He can go defend Mars with his family.
— C MONAGHAN (@CINDYMONAGHAN) March 13, 2018
— Natalie Eilatan (@natalie905) March 13, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.