Trump to take on UFOs? POTUS says he will 'take a good, strong look' at whether flying objects exist
Trump said this in an interview on Fox after the he was asked whether the UFOs exist in connection to the Pentagon launching a task force to probe their sightings
President Donald Trump on Sunday, October 11, said he was going to “take a good, strong look” at the possibility of unidentified flying objects or UFOs existing. The poll-bound leader said this during an interview with Fox where he was asked about the defense department forming a new body to probe what is known as “unidentified aerial phenomena” or UAPs and monitor the reported sighting of the mysterious flying bodies.
When the host of ‘Sunday Morning Futures’, Maria Bartiromo, asked Trump whether UFOs exist, he said he was going to have a check on that. “I mean, I have heard that. I heard that two days ago. So, I will check on that. I will take a good, strong look at that,” the commander-in-chief, who recently tested positive for coronavirus, added. Bartiromo’s question was centered around some defense department officials’ announcement that the Pentagon has launched a task force in August to probe the sightings of the UFOs. The group is called the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.
BARTIROMO: "Mr President, are there UFOs?"— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2020
TRUMP: "Well, I'm gonna have to check on that ... I will tell you this, we have now created a military the likes of which we've never had before, in terms of equipment." #wut pic.twitter.com/JqecgqE7FQ
“But I will tell you this. We now have created a military the likes of which we have never had before, in terms of equipment, the equipment that we have, the weapons that we have — and hopefully, hope to God we never have to use them,” Trump said.
“Russia, China, they're all envious of what we've had,” Trump said, adding: “All built in the USA. We've rebuilt it, $2.5 trillion. As far as the other question, I'll check on it. I heard about it two days ago actually.”
Trump has, in the past, expressed skepticism over the possibility of UFOs. Last year, he received a briefing on their sightings but said he did not particularly believe about them. A few months ago, the president claimed that he has secret information about Rosewall, the New Mexico City which is known for its proximity to a famous UFO event. In a Father’s Day interview with his eldest son Donald Trump Jr, the commander-in-chief was asked if he would work to get more information on the event and reveal more about it, but he refused to reveal anything but only added that it was interesting.
Trump set up Space Force last December
In December last year, Trump signed a defense spending bill worth $738 billion to officially create the Space Force. It became the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces and the first new military service since the Air Force was set up in 1947. “Space is the world's newest war-fighting domain,” Trump said during the signing ceremony. “Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. And we're leading, but we're not leading by enough. But very shortly we'll be leading by a lot,” he added.
Sighting of UFOs is a common occurrence in the US. Last month, a former pilot of the US Navy revealed his infamous alleged sighting of the flying object off the coast of California in 2004. Commander David Fravor said he saw a Tic-Tac shaped object performing aerial maneuvers in the sky on November 10 that according to him, no human technology was capable of doing. “This is not like we saw it and it was gone or I saw lights in the sky and it's gone – we watched this thing on a crystal clear day with four trained observers,” Fravor said during an interview with Russian-American YouTuber and MIT researcher Lex Fridman. He even alleged that the aerial phenomena committed an “act of war” by jamming the military radar when it tried to trace the UFO. He even said that the body could even come from another planet. “I don't like to get into little green men but I don't think we've developed it ... I think you can hide things for a while. This is a giant leap in technology,” he said in the September 8 talks.
UFO sightings have gone up in times of pandemic
UFO sightings have reportedly gone up in the middle of the pandemic as the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has been informed about 51 percent more strange encounters so far in 2020 compared to the same period last year. The center has 5,000 incidents recorded this year with 20 percent being reported in the month of April. The Navy also released three archival videos of UFOs the same month. NUFORC Director Peter Davenport told the Wall Street Journal last month that he has been receiving 25 to 50 calls a day at his residence in Washington from people who have reportedly seen UFOs. The phone has been ringing so frantically that he even has to turn off the ringer to get some sleep.
In January, research firm Ipsos came up with a poll stating 57 percent Americans believe that there is intelligent life in other plants in the universe. 45% percent of Americans believe that UFOs have made a visit to Earth, states the poll.