Use the Space Force! Internet sniggers over Trump’s idea for cosmic army

 rt.com  3/14/2018 9:36:00 AM 

US President Donald Trump appears ready to build an intergalactic army after suggesting the establishment of an armed unit tentatively known as ‘Space Force’ – and the internet is ablaze with hilarious reactions.

“Space is a warfighting domain, just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a space force, develop another one, we have army, the navy,” Trump told marines in San Diego on Tuesday. “We’re doing a tremendous amount of work in space, maybe we need a new force, we’ll call it the Space Force, and I was not really serious, and then I said ‘What a great idea.’”

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Twitter users are piling on board Trump’s idea for a space force, posting memes and harking back to some of cinema’s greatest sci-fi yarns.

Is Trump set to build a real planet destroyer like the fictional Star Wars Death Star? Or will the so-called ‘Space Force’ help discover intelligent life beyond Earth? Some Twitter users are even pondering (too soon?) whether the late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking died after hearing about Trump’s idea.

— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 14, 2018

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