President Donald Trump signed the 2020 Armed Forces Day Proclamation and unveiled the official flag of the Area Drive, the latest department of the armed forces.
“We’ve labored very exhausting on this and it’s so essential from a defensive standpoint, from an offensive standpoint, from each standpoint there’s,” Trump mentioned.
“As you realize, China, Russia, maybe others, began off quite a bit before us,” Trump added. “We must always have began this a very long time in the past, however we’ve made up for it in spades. We’ve got developed among the most unbelievable weapons anybody’s ever seen. And it’s transferring alongside very quickly.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2020
“We acknowledge that to fight the evolving threats of a 21st-century world, we should look to the latest warfighting area and tackle malign actions in house. America’s management in house is unparalleled, and with the addition of the US Area Drive, we at the moment are even higher positioned to satisfy the evolving threats on this rising frontier of know-how, exploration, and discovery,” reads an official White Home proclamation. “Roughly 16,000 army and civilian personnel have already been assigned to the Area Drive, embarking on their mission to arrange, practice, and equip these new fighters liable for defending the US and allied pursuits within the huge area of house.”
However the president got here beneath hearth for suggesting that the Area Drive has a brand new weapon that might overwhelm enemy defenses.
“We’ve got, I name it the ‘super-duper missile.’ And I heard the opposite evening [it’s] 17 instances quicker than what they’ve proper now,” Trump mentioned.
Right now, the president mentioned the phrases “tremendous duper missile.” pic.twitter.com/rMMFsfri5l
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 15, 2020
Criticism quickly rained down on the president, with many scoffing at what they recommend quantities to little greater than a distraction amid his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
In case you have been questioning, sure, the “president” of the US truly mentioned the phrases “Tremendous Duper Missile.”
And sure, he is nonetheless answerable for the nuclear codes.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 15, 2020
However, how is that this tremendous duper missile going to guard us from the best menace to People at this time, this teeny tiny virus? https://t.co/mhiM5TUgK8
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) May 15, 2020
What kind of authorities doesn’t find the money for to supply folks with healthcare, however has cash for a Star Trek rip-off house drive???
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) May 15, 2020
A second wave might already be beginning, however…. hey, look, Area Drive, shiny ball, Tremendous Duper Missile, look over right here, Warp Pace vaccine, binders full of ladies with empty plans….. #TrumpHasNoPlan https://t.co/YqnDlbnAr0
— Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) May 15, 2020
It’s nonetheless not clear what missile the president was describing.