Pence announces Trump’s ‘Space Force’ is coming as soon as 2020

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during an event on the creation of a United States Space Force, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

“It’s like we are five-year-olds playing in the backyard.” – Ethan Bearman, KGO810 Host

Trump’s vision for a “Space Force,” first brought to the public’s attention in March, is in the works of becoming a reality as soon as 2020.

Vice President Mike Pence delivered the news this morning that the endeavor would take the form of a new sixth “separate but equal” military branch. Shortly thereafter, the Department of Defense unveiled their plan of action detailing the initial steps that will need to be ticked off.

Host Ethan Bearman, although an admitted fan of the extraterrestrial as a child, couldn’t mirror Trump’s enthusiasm for the Space Force.

To him, it is a waste of time, money and resembles a scenario created by “five-year-olds playing in the backyard.” As Bearman pointed out, under Trump’s approval the military budget has skyrocketed to an all-time high of $700 billion, why spend more?

Bernie Sanders was in agreement with Bearman that government funds should be directed elsewhere:

The viewpoint also proved to be popular amongst others on Twitter:

Bearman opened the phones lines to find out if listeners’ opinions were in-line with the social media comments on the news. Find out what they had to say below!


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