Donald Trump welcomed the Army football team to the White House on Tuesday to honor the Black Knights and present the program with The Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy for their big win over Navy during the 2017 college football season. It was the first time since 1996 that Army has claimed the trophy which goes to the top service academy — Army, Air Force and Navy.
Trump, who received a customized Army jersey, shared his thoughts on the Black Knights’ impressive performance last season.
“The team had an amazing season, capping it off with a come from behind victory at the Armed Forces Bowl, a game I watched. That was a very exciting game,” Trump said. “That was old-fashioned football. Everybody counted you out, but you refused to give up. You scored 21 points in the fourth quarter alone. Your victory gave Army its second 10-win season in the entire history of Army football.”
But then, things took a bizarre turn.
The president once again began sharing his plans for a “Space Force,” which caused a number of the players in the background to noticeably laugh at the suggestion.
“You will be part of the five proud branches of the United States Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard. And we’re actually thinking of a sixth, and that would be the Space Force. Does that make sense? The Space Force, General. You probably haven’t even heard that,” Trump said. “I’m just telling you now. This is perhaps — because we’re getting very big in space, both militarily and for other reasons, and we are seriously thinking of the Space Force.”
Say what? Trump said we are creating a 6th branch.. “Space Force”..
Dude, there is a treaty out there. OUTER SPACE TREATY: 105 sovereign countries signed it and 20+ are in the process of completing ratification..
DUDE, ask questions first.. or GOOGLE! pic.twitter.com/ushHuvnqQO
— ALT- Immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) May 1, 2018
Just look at some of the reactions below:
We can all relate.
Army opens its 2018 campaign against Duke on Sept. 1. As for when we can expect a Space Force, well, we will just have to wait and see.