Trump's Suggestion of "Space Force" Becomes Instant Meme

From 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' to 'Spaceballs' and 'Starship Troopers,' sci-fi fans called on their favorite characters to help patrol the stars.
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President Donald Trump

While visiting California on Tuesday for the first time since he was elected president, Donald Trump made a comment about the need for a new military arm: the "Space Force." 

“We should have a new force called the Space Force," Trump said to troops at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. "It’s like the Army and the Navy, but for space, because we’re spending a lot of money on space.”

In no time, social media was mocking the president's comment and, of course, began spewing out memes. 

From Star Wars and Star Trek to Spaceballs and Starship Troopers, sci-fi fans called on their favorite characters to help form and lead the "Space Force" — not to mention that there even was a hokey TV movie in 1978 titled Space Force.

The only thing better than its glorious dated theme song is that the 30-minute program co-starred a young, dashing Fred Willard as Capt. Thomas Woods.

"The comic adventures that befall a crew of astronauts assigned to a remote military space station," IMDb notes of Space Force

The main purpose of the president's visit to San Diego was to look over proposals for his massive border-wall campaign promise.

Trump will be in Los Angeles later in the evening for a private fundraiser near, but not in, Beverly Hills. 

See some of the best "Space Force" memes and jokes below:

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