Trump Mocked Over Creation of ‘Space Force’: ‘Tearing Alien Babies From Their Mothers’

President announces plans to create a sixth branch of the military, which will be “separate but equal” to the Air Force

Donald Trump

President Trump announced plans to create a sixth branch of the military known as the “Space Force” while speaking in the White House East Room during a meeting of his National Space Council on Monday.

Trump said that the Space Force would pave the way for “American dominance” in space, while bolstering national security and the economy with the creation of jobs. He also said that he has already directed the Department of Defense and the Pentagon to “immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.”

“We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force: separate but equal, it is going to be something so important,” he said, according to CNN.

Twitter users were quick to mock Trump for his plan to take on outer space, and many expressed anger that the announcement came in the midst of controversy over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the Mexican border.

Actress and “Crooked Media” host Grace Parra criticized Trump for announcing the Space Force despite the ongoing nature of the controversies that have lasted throughout his presidency.

CNN political commentator Keith Boykin pointed out that the wording of Trump’s announcement bore a striking resemblance to the language that characterized racial segregation under Jim Crow.

Civil rights activist Michael Skolnik insisted that the Space Force would not distract him from the ongoing crisis at the Mexican border.

A fan account for “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader offered his personal services to the president.

See more tweets responding to Trump’s announcement below.

Trump’s eventual plans for the Space Force include establishing a presence on the Moon and paving the way for a trip to Mars — although in order for the Space Force to become reality, Congress would first need to pass a law authorizing the creation of a new branch of the military.

“This time, we will do more than plant our flag and leave our footprints. We will establish a long-term presence, expand our economy, and build the foundation for the eventual mission to Mars,” Trump said ahead of a meeting with the National Space Agency.