Trump floats the idea of a 'Space Force' in speech to military members in California

President Trump on Tuesday floated the idea of a new branch of U.S. armed forces – the “Space Force.”

“My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. We may even have a space force,” Trump said during his address to military members in San Diego.

“I was saying it the other day because we’re doing a tremendous amount of work in space,” Trump continued. “I said maybe we need a new force. We will call it the Space Force, and I was not really serious and then I said, ‘what a great idea.’ Maybe we’ll have to do that. That could happen.”

While it’s unclear how serious Trump is about the idea, social media users have already shared their thoughts.

Twitter users react to Trump's 'space force' remark:

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**Click through the following slides to see how social media users reacted to President Donald Trump floating the idea of creating a 'Space Force.'**

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The only good thing about Space Force is that it could finally lead to a federally funded Space Jam
LEAKED: Official Space Force uniform. https://t.co/bXkXcmEk0O
"And then he … wait, you won't believe it … and then … then he … HE SUGGESTED A SPACE FORCE!” https://t.co/HVnrXxjtaS
@CBSNews So are we going to have space cadets attending the trump college.
@CBSNews Will there be astronauts marching in the parade?
@ABC I have a great idea! Let’s call it NASA and then NOT cut any funding to it.
Okay. I saw the clip in context. He was kidding about the Space Force -- so we're not getting a real life Starship… https://t.co/qhSkP90qE7
Dear World: We would like to apologize for our extremely dumb American president. Yes, he did say “space force.” N… https://t.co/ecWPzwR7kZ
SPACE FORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Meanwhile, at Trump’s Space Force: https://t.co/57XxHEdrj9
John Kelly's reaction to Trump proposing a "Space Force." https://t.co/4RAKmiPXmM
tfw you hear the president pitching his exciting new idea about an outer space "Force" https://t.co/FGNWKUx5hP
"DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE SPACE FORCE?!" https://t.co/wFPdyvijN0
I think we all know who's going to head up the Space Force https://t.co/SMo7YXs3V3
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