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Twitter Reacts: President Trump Calls for the Creation of ‘Space Force’

Is anyone *really* surprised?

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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:

And finally, a very important message from the Death Star:

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Carla is a recent graduate of Touro College in New York City, where she developed a keen ability to joke her way out of anything. She has previously worked for the Mayor's Office of New York, as well as ABC7 Eyewitness News. She is currently the Senior Editor at CMN, and can be reached at carla@collegemedianetwork.com.

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