3:19pm PT by Ryan Parker
Trump's Suggestion of "Space Force" Becomes Instant Meme
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:
enlisting for the space force pic.twitter.com/FNan1EpQtV— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 13, 2018
The battle for Mars between Elon Musk's space mercenaries and Trump's Space Force is going to be tremendous.— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) March 13, 2018
You are entering another dimension.— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) March 13, 2018
Welcome to The Space Force. pic.twitter.com/3G8yteSFw5
use the space force luke— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) March 13, 2018
Trump has announced the first candidate to helm his Space Force. pic.twitter.com/uYK1tXxwtH— Dane (@SeeDaneRun) March 13, 2018
LEAKED: Official Space Force uniform. pic.twitter.com/bXkXcmEk0O— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) March 13, 2018
Space Force preparing for their first space battle. pic.twitter.com/QReQ5w3OEj— whatapityonyou (@Whatapityonyou) March 13, 2018
this is my friend, he died fighting with the space force, please retweet to show respect to the troops and honor his memory pic.twitter.com/WKjOfbnVDC— TRILLIONAIRE (@maltyhops) March 13, 2018
"SPACE FORCE!" pic.twitter.com/uoMsdLcegu— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) March 13, 2018
Me when Trump brings up Space Force. pic.twitter.com/zxQFImmbrK— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) March 13, 2018
Space Force standard issue MRE pic.twitter.com/KAyA2C9HyI— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) March 13, 2018
The Space Force we’re gonna get pic.twitter.com/vmujOpL8IK— de bleck penta (@fivefifths) March 14, 2018