After checking out models of his proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Donald Trump visited service members at an air base in San Diego. There, he opened his mouth and once again dropped comedy gold into the laps of late night talk show hosts. This time it came in the form of launching a new "Space Force" devoted to fighting wars in, you guessed it, space.
We were unaware of wars going on in space, but apparently the president feels we should be prepared for just such a doomsday occurrence.
Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force. We have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force.
It started as a joke, but then Trumps brain cells began swirling:
Then I said, ‘What a great idea!’ Maybe we’ll have to do that. So think of that: Space Force, because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous.
Dear World:— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) March 13, 2018
We would like to apologize for our extremely dumb American president. Yes, he did say “space force.” No, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Please know that we are working to address this problem.
Your patience is appreciated.
- Most of America
Yesterday at a rally, trump actually said... and this is 100% real... He wants to create a new military branch called “Space Force” to fight any potential wars that may occur in space.— Mat Molina (@realMatMolina) March 14, 2018
That sounds like if we had asked a 9yr old boy for national security advice.
Space force? what a good idea?— ALT- Immigration 🛂Efu CBP Week (@ALT_uscis) March 14, 2018
Mother F***r we have starving homeless vets, malnourished kids, single mothers with 3 jobs, and people dying because they can not afford to see a doctor.
Stop using AMERICA as a backdrop. It was build by others you mooched off for the last 50 years pic.twitter.com/FPr4JpxWAC
People are laughing at Trump's Space Force while wiping tears at the loss of physicist Stephen Hawking.
There’s a sad irony to Trump proposing a “space force” & a day later losing one of the world’s greatest physicists.— Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) March 14, 2018
RIP Stephen Hawking. Your contributions to our collective knowledge won’t be forgotten.
Stephen Hawking's words of wisdom on Donald Trump— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) March 14, 2018
"By denying the evidence for climate change, and pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump will cause avoidable environmental damage to our beautiful planet, endangering the natural world, for us and our children."
"Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault." – Donald Trump— Allyn Beake (@AllynBeake) March 14, 2018
“People who boast about their IQ are losers.” - Stephen Hawking
R.I.P. Stephen Hawking pic.twitter.com/oZmTb82xm2
Trump: "I want a space force!"— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 14, 2018
Hawking: "Check, please."
I had a bad feeling when Trump was talking about Space Force that somewhere in the world Stephen Hawking would finally find the strength to get out of his chair and hang himself— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) March 14, 2018
Trump's ideas are so bad Stephen Hawking died when he heard about the Space Force.— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) March 14, 2018
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” - Stephen Hawking— David Goodman (@DavidAGoodman) March 14, 2018
“Trust me, I’m like a smart person.” - Donald Trump
I think Stephen Hawking died laughing at Trump’s “Space Force" idea.— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) March 14, 2018
People were thinking we've seen this play out before.
The battle for Mars between Elon Musk's space mercenaries and Trump's Space Force is going to be tremendous.— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) March 13, 2018
This cartoon may answer all our questions.
H/T: Huffington Post