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Trump Unveils Space Force Flag and Says US Developing 'Super Duper Missile' – Twitter Goes Wild

President Donald Trump sent Twitter into a frenzy by unveiling the official flag of the United States Space Force, the highly anticipated galactic warfare service branch.
 
The big reveal took place Friday afternoon in the Oval Office during a signing ceremony for the 2020 Armed Forces Day proclamation and was attended by military leaders.
  • During the event Trump touted the development of what he referred to as a “super duper missile.”
  • "The flag takes the key and central elements of the seal and places them on a black field fringed in platinum with the words 'United States Space Force' and Roman numerals MMXIX (2019) below," an administration official told Fox News.
  Twitter erupts: The news prompted a flurry of passionate reactions on Twitter.

Several of the president’s critics on social media accused Trump of diverting resources away from supposedly more worthy endeavors.
  • Avowed NeverTrumper Tom Nichols expressed his wish for Joe Biden to "End the Space Force silliness."
 
  • Former MSNBC host Toure Neblett voiced outrage that the Trump administration was looking to space during a coronavirus pandemic. 

"We have a Space Force and not a Pandemic team. We have a Space Force while Trump is ramping down the Coronavirus Task Force. We have a fucking Space Force even though there’s nothing out there and 100,000k dead Americans down here on Earth. This is fine," he said

But others celebrated Space Force's mission to defend American interests.
  • "All kidding aside about this flag's truly epic design, I can almost guarantee that years from now the creation of the Space Force will be widely viewed as a prescient & wise move as China & other nations challenge the national security of the United States in the arena of space," tweeted Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy.
Space Force, a new hope: The official debut of the Space Force flag marks the unveiling of a new military service for the first time in 72 years.
  • Trump directed the Defense Department to establish the Space Force in 2018, saying at the time that “it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space.”
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