President Donald Trump said in an interview on Sunday that he plans on looking further into US intelligence on the existence of UFOs.
Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked Trump during “Sunday Morning Futures” about the Department of Defense’s announcement that the Pentagon launched a task force to investigate sightings of unidentified flying objects in August. The group is called the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF).
“Mr. President, as we wrap up here, are there UFOs?” Bartiromo said.
“Well I’m gonna have to check on that,” Trump replied. “I mean, I’ve heard that. I heard that two days ago, so I’ll check on that. I’ll take a good, strong look at that.”
The president went on to discuss the military and later reiterated his promise to “check on” UFOs.
“I will tell you this,” he said when asked about the UAPTF by Bartiromo. “We now have created a military, the likes of which we’ve never had before in terms of equipment. The equipment that we have, the weapons that we have — and hopefully, hope to God we never have to use them.”
“Russia, China, they’re all envious of what we’ve had,” Trump added. “All built in the USA. We’ve rebuilt it, $2.5 trillion. As far as the other question, I’ll check on it. I heard about it two days ago actually.”
Insider’s Haven Orecchio-Egresitz previously reported that “politicians and Pentagon officials have previously expressed concerns about the appearance of ‘unidentified aerial phenomenon’ flying over US military bases.”