Late-night hosts teased the Trump Administration over their “stupid” plans to launch a Space Force after Vice President Mike Pence gave an earnest speech about “an elite group of joint war fighters specializing in the domain of space.”
“Longtime viewers of the Trump administration will remember that Space Force is the President’s boldest idea that he got from a Buzz Lightyear Happy Meal toy,” Stephen Colbert said in his Late Show monologue, noting that Trump first became infatuated with the idea back in March.
“We already have NASA,” Colbert said. “We don’t need Space Force. Please wait for NASA to find life before you try to kill it.”
The Trump White House is so attached to Space Force, a potential sixth branch of the military on par with the Army or Navy, that it is already emailing supporters six potential logos to vote on. For an area as vast as space, six logos aren’t enough, Colbert argued, with the late-night host suggesting Space Force slogans like “In Space, No One Can Hear You Collude” and “Mars Has Cleaner Water Than Flint.”
On The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots’ Black Thought turned Trump’s “Space Force All the Way” tweet into a rap song: