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Trump floats idea of new military branch: ‘Space Force’

The left is mocking President Trump for floating the idea of a Space Force, but the president could very well be on to something here.

“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea,” he told a group of U.S. Marines at Air Station Miramar in southern California yesterday.

“We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force.” One headline by a progressive publication (not worth mentioning) called the president’s idea “the laughingstock of the galaxy.”

However, the idea of a military Space Corps has been in discussion with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for quite some time — long before the president made these remarks and long before liberals had their chance to knock his idea with a splashy headline.

Alabama representative Mike Rogers has been a leading advocate for a dedicated Space Corps which has been at the heart of several military debates and failed to become law in the Senate.

Listen to the president’s remarks below:

According to the Wall Street Journal, ” Transferring responsibilities to a stand-alone space force would entail the biggest structural shift inside the military since 1947, when the Air Force was created from its predecessor, the Army Air Corps.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: So Donald Trump yesterday was in California. And he -- he had a couple things to say. One, a Trump space force. Let's play this cut, please. Here's Donald Trump yesterday.

DONALD: My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war fighting domain just like the land, air, and sea. We may even have a space force, develop another one. Space force. We have the Air Force, we'll have the space force. We have the Army, the Navy. You know, I was saying it the other day because we're doing a tremendous amount of work in space. I said, maybe we need a new force. We'll call it the space force. And I was not really serious. And then I said, what a great idea. Maybe we'll have to do that.

STU: This has actually been going on for -- I mean, it started a long time ago. Mostly in a galaxy far, far away.

GLENN: No, I don't think so. You know, it's weird because he always goes off script. So that space force thing was not written by him. And I think that was written as a response to Vladimir Putin. Oh, you've got that missile? Yeah, we're developing a space force. And I'm not sure if he undercut that or not. But it's interesting that the space force was in his script.

Also, he said something yesterday about the governor of California. Do we have time to play that real quick?

VOICE: Criticism from Governor Brown, that some of this money might be better spent elsewhere.

DONALD: Well, I think Governor Brown has done a very poor job running California. They have the taxes in the United States. The place is totally out of control. You have sanctuary cities, where you have criminals living in the sanctuary cities. And then the mayor of Oakland goes out and notifies when ICE is going in to pick them up. And many of them were criminals with criminal records, and very dangerous people. You would say dangerous people.

No, I think the governor is doing a terrible job running the state of California. And, you know, I have property in California, I will say. I don't think too much of my property anymore. But I have great property in California. The taxes are way, way out of whack.

VOICE: Yeah.

GLENN: So how does this play in California? I would hope that it plays well. People are like, yep. Yep. That's right. But I'm not sure we see the world the same anymore.

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Former Obama admin. Secretary says we need a 'truth commission' to 'erase Trump's lies'

The far-left gets scarier each day. Now, former Obama administration Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, is advocating for the establishment of a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" once President Trump leaves office. He tweeted that the commission would "erase Trump's lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe." Glenn describes how similar models have been used in places like Serbia and Rwanda, and it never ends well for the minority party. In fact, Glenn says, an idea like this one can be used to further surveil and control the citizens who disagree.

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How our 'free' press is censoring the truth like NEVER BEFORE

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Evil is washing over the world right now

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How Bill O'Reilly Would've Handled the Hunter Biden Story | Ep 86

The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly, dishes with Glenn about his time at Fox News. He explains why he believes he got labeled as "being difficult to work with," what happened when he asked executives if he could moderate a presidential debate, and what the first words he ever said to Glenn were (hint: It was typical O'Reilly). He also reveals how he would've handled the Hunter Biden email story if he were the editor of the New York Post, gives his predictions for the final debate (if it even happens), and imagines what Donald Trump will do if he doesn't win a second term. "He ain't gonna get down to Dallas and paint," O'Reilly says. "He'll probably buy the L.A. Lakers and fire LeBron James!"