WATCH: Mike Pence Calls For New Space Force by 2020, Donald Trump Tweets ‘Space Force All the Way!’

Let the mockery commence.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday outlined plans for a Space Force, a new “separate but equal” branch of the military that President Donald Trump wants to establish and implement by 2020.

Giving a speech at the Pentagon, Pence said a Space Force is necessary to defend the United States against the growing military and space capabilities of adversaries like China and Russia.

“Just as we’ve done in ages past, the United States will meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield,” he said. “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.”

Pence added that the weaponization of space is “the next and the natural evolution of American supremacy.”

“America will always seek peace, in space as on earth,” Pence added. “But history proves that peace only comes through strength. And in the realm of outer space, the United States Space Force will be that strength.”

Trump responded to Pence’s speech on Twitter: “Space Force all the way!”

Trump got roasted immediately.

How are we going to pay for this, exactly?

https://twitter.com/AndrewSolender/status/1027586270409703425

https://twitter.com/tx_kay83/status/1027576532695482368

The $8 billion proposal would require Congressional approval and would take away responsibilities from the Air Force, which currently monitors our skies.

Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly called Trump’s Space Force a “dumb idea.”

If Trump can’t get a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, why not wall off the planet?

Meanwhile, space exploration, which includes planetary defense research against asteroids and meteors, faces steep budget cuts.

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