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Trump Says He'll Take A 'Good, Strong Look' Into The Existence Of UFOs During Bonkers Fox News Interview

Trump Says He'll Take A 'Good, Strong Look' Into The Existence Of UFOs During Bonkers Fox News Interview
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Perhaps this will win the undecided voters over...

During an interview yesterday with Fox News, President Trump vowed to take a "good strong look" into whether or not UFOs exist.

The comments came after host Maria Bartiromo asked the President about his own Department of Defense's investigations into the issue, with which he indirectly admitted he was unfamiliar.

Bartiromo's question came on the heels of a recent Department of Defense announcement that it had recently launched a new vessel into space to investigate unexplained phenomena, a move that seemed to leave Bartiromo a bit non-plussed.

She bemusedly asked the President if UFOs exist, to which the President responded:

"I'm going to have to check on that. I mean, I've heard that. I heard that two days ago, so I'll check on that."
"I'll take a good, strong look at that."

Well okay, guess he's going to call up the D.O.D. and ask the operator or something.

Trump then elaborated not upon UFOs, but rather the military, for some reason.

"I will tell you this, we have now created a military, the likes of which we've never had before. In terms of equipment, the equipment that we have, the weapons that we have. I hope to God we never have to use them."
"But we have created a military the likes of which nobody has ever had. Russia, China, they're all envious of what we've had, all built in the U.S.A. We've rebuilt to 2.5 trillion dollars."
"As far as the other question, I'll check on it. I heard about it two days ago, actually."

So that's a thing that happened.

On Twitter, people pretty much couldn't believe the absurdity of this exchange.

The D.O.D. initiative that sparked Bartiromo's question is part of a new task force within the Department called The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). Launched in early August, it was formed to investigate "unidentified aerial phenomena" (UAPs) and UFOs.