The Associated Press reported today that Trump has announced a plan for the Pentagon to put together a Space Force whose main purpose is ensuring American supremacy in space. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” Trump said during remarks in the East Room of the White House. “We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force, separate but equal.”
We have gone from fighting with our allies to praising the North Korean dictator to a trade war with China to children being separated from their parents to, now, SPACE FORCE in one week. (Though the separation of immigrant families has been happening for six weeks, it’s only now becoming part of the news cycle, largely in part to Jeff Sessions’ biblical realization last week).
Lucky for us, Congress will have to play a large role on whether or not Space Force actually happens. Well, lucky that is if the Republicans can grow some spines and stand up to the unqualified blob occupying the Oval Office.