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Twitter’s 13 Funniest Responses To Trump’s Ridiculous ‘Space Force’ Idea

Reagan wanted lasers in space, too.

THE GOOD NEWS:


Trump may not be entirely serious.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) which was dubbed “Star Wars” by its detractors. SDI was intended to defend the United States from a Soviet nuclear attack using land and space-based laser systems. The defense proposal never made it into orbit due to its cost and the fall of the Soviet Union by decade’s end.

President Donald Trump floated the idea of a new SDI-like defense system during a speech at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California on Tuesday, March 13. According to the president, a “Space Force” would allow America to be victorious in some imaginary intergalactic battle.

Last year, Trump watched “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” on Air Force One. Maybe he thought it was a documentary?

“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea,” Trump said with a straight face. “We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force. We have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force.”

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Trump wasn’t serious about the idea at first, but now he thinks it’s worth pursuing.

“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.”

Whether Trump’s proposal is a distraction from his scandal-ridden presidency, a big giveaway to defense contractors, or just another thoughtless rumination, is unclear. But what we do know is that Twitter found the whole thing was hilarious.

Even Luke Skywalker had to admit the idea was Bantha fodder.

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