Today, President Donald Trump announced that the United States needs to be better represented in space. He took it one step further and added that there is now a sixth branch of the US Armed Services called the Space Force, which will assert American dominance over all the galaxy. In a poor choice of words, Trump stated that it will be "separate but equal" to the Air Force. Now, Guardians of the Galaxy fans are suiting up to take aim at the new Space Force.
Ronald Regan had his Star Wars in the 1980s and now Donald Trump has his Space Force. And while a lot of Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars fans are kidding around, there's actually a small group of people that actually believe that Trump is initiating some kind of real-life Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new branch of the government that will see spandex and laser blasters. As usual, social media is on fire right now and many are pointing to the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel to come save the day and assert the American space dominance that Trump wants so bad.
One Twitter user doesn't really see the need for Donald Trump's Space Force and says, "Who needs Space Force when we already have the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy?" That's actually a pretty good point. It isn't really clear why we need a Space Force and why we need it right now, but Trump probably has some good reasoning behind it. Another fan joked that he was going to have a real-life Death Star made, which would be the coolest thing that Donald Trump has done in his first 500 days in office.
While most of what any president does is put under the microscope, Donald Trump is a new kind of president who speaks his mind and gets analyzed even further, so it was nice to see some critics actually agreeing with the whole Space Force campaign. Money is tight for most Americans these days, so it's important to see where the tax dollars are actually going. The Space Force seems to be a pretty worthy cause as seen by Yung the Adult's tweet. He had this to say.
"There aren't many things I'm ok with having my tax dollars spent on... but a team of space soldiers in neon colored American flag leotards with jetpacks and laser rifles is one of them. I can imagine the only Space Force being Trump's fanfic Guardians of the Galaxy."
So, maybe the Space Force is a good idea. It's certainly caught the attention of Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy fans. And this is just the beginning. We've compiled some of the best social media reactions to Donald Trump's Space Force and references to science fiction below. While the real-life Space Force idea is gaining momentum, it's going to be hard to touch the hard work of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Lucasfilm. You can check out some of the reactions, provided by MSNBC's Twitter account.
BREAKING: President Trump orders US military to form a "space force" military branch: "We must have American dominance in space." pic.twitter.com/hmpUdUJ2VS— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 18, 2018
He’s gone to build the Death Star and Mars will pay for it. https://t.co/5G8rTteaJW— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) June 18, 2018
I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY TO WORK IN THE SPACE FORCE! Preferably, I’d like to work with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but I would take any position honestly https://t.co/Qq9dVmFCIT— Phineas Chapman (@phineaschap) June 18, 2018
I can’t help but imagine that Trump was absolutely blazed and watching Guardians of the Galaxy with some of his boys and was like “Guys picture this, but like American.” Then the next day he created the Space Force.— Reilly's Wisdom (@Reillys_Wisdom) June 18, 2018
So will Captain Marvel be in charge of tRumps new Space Force? Did he recently see Infinity Wars and think the Kree are real?— Bryan Cote (@BCote18) June 18, 2018
Remember when Reagan was crazy and gave his Star Wars? Trump is topping it with the Space Force.— RJ (@thatguyrj07) June 18, 2018
He must have just watched Guardians of the Galaxy and thought this was a great idea. https://t.co/qiIJpygf47
there aren't many things I'm ok with having my tax dolllars spent on..— ¥ung, The Adult (@theonlyChristus) June 18, 2018
but a team of space soldiers in neon colored American flag leotards with jetpacks and laser rifles is one of them
I can imagine the only Space Force being Trump's fanfic Guardians of the Galaxy https://t.co/NHKyJq1hPP
Who needs Space Force when we already have the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy??? https://t.co/Qt22ekt11g— Emily 🕷️ (@emi_anemone) June 18, 2018
Wasn't #SpaceForce the name of those bootleg stsrwars figures from the 70's? I think I had that carrying case.— Chris Traynor (@CT3GUITAR) June 18, 2018
Go Space Force!! pic.twitter.com/AlobTpDWrp— Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn) June 18, 2018
Has anyone told Trump that Star Wars isn’t real? #SpaceForce— William LeGate (@williamlegate) June 18, 2018
proposed “space force” uniform pic.twitter.com/H7YETkXYy6— Eliza Fisher (@elizaafisher) June 18, 2018
Space force? Guardians of the Galaxy in real life https://t.co/NwCpW0YOQQ— lil c (@Oneillworld) June 18, 2018
But will be Space Force be the— Leigh Munsil (@leighmunsil) June 18, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy?
I want to join the Guardians of the Galaxy...I mean Space Force. Here's my ship! pic.twitter.com/docK0L9Tkd— theNBeXperience (@TheNBxperience) June 18, 2018
Obvious joke that still needs to be made: Trump announced the SPACE FORCE branch of the military which will be nicknamed the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and fight in STAR WARS and just when you thought 2018 couldn’t get any more outta control— Not Jake (@MyNamesJacobus) June 18, 2018
Space Force? Thought we had Guardians of the Galaxy for that. Oh yeah, and Thor as well.— Mitesh Patel (@MkPatel32) June 18, 2018
Space Force?— Rookie (@HabItHerWay) June 18, 2018
You mean like Nova Corps from Guardians of the Galaxy?
That organization that's obviously not run by Drnrld Trrmp?
Ok yes i'm good with it.
*me imagining space force like its guardians of the galaxy or whatever*— lomas. (@typicaldolt) June 18, 2018
Wow that actually sounds pretty tight
Holy shit, finally a branch of military I can join. Space force, I’m ready to become a guardian of the galaxy.— Lala (@lolatlala) June 18, 2018
Will the space force have a reserves component? Just trying to be a guardian of the galaxy on the weekend #knowhatimsayin— gabe (@gabe___rel) June 18, 2018
If the Space Force isn't like the guardians from Destiny I'll be disappointed— Kevin List (@klist94) June 18, 2018
I’m curious to see what our space force would look like? Star Trek inspired? Star Wars? Space balls? Guardians of the galaxy? 🤔— Chef Jesse Freeman (@ChefJesseFreem1) June 18, 2018
Space force?? Trump must have really loved guardians of the galaxy.— Dean Vaughan (@DeannVaughann) June 18, 2018
No Space Force is strong enough to stop the “Snap” pic.twitter.com/AchfZzcpik— GeeOhhh (@GuardianOutpost) June 18, 2018