Earlier today, President Trump proposed the creation of the sixth branch of the U.S. military, according to ABC News. At a meeting with the National Space Council, Trump stated the following:
“It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement…We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the space force, separate but equal, it is going to be something.”
There are several blatant issues with this statement, and Twitter has already called the President out on them. Check it out:
This Space Force idea reminds me of when Trump said he would pardon Muhammad Ali. The 1967 Outer Space Treaty already prohibits militarization of space. It has been signed by 105 countries, including the U.S., Russia, China, France, Germany, and the UK. https://t.co/CmkcC9GVC1 pic.twitter.com/XUMXGsxN1c
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 18, 2018
I think we’re all overlooking the fact that the President said U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force are going to be “Separate but equal.”
— Brian Laslie (@BrianLaslie) June 18, 2018
lemme guess, Mars is paying for Space Force?
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) June 18, 2018
today this president announced he wanted to start a “space force” + is using 12,000 migrant minors as leverage to get his fucking wall. a wall…a 45 day old baby separated from its mother and the president is talking abt a “space force”. tweeting is only therapy at this point
— alyssa mastromonaco (@AlyssaMastro44) June 18, 2018
And finally, a very important message from the Death Star:
Dear President Trump,
If you want to create a Space Force, I’m your guy. I was once Supreme Commmander of the Galactic Empire. Give me a call when you can.
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) June 18, 2018
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