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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump’s ‘character’ DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump’s ‘character’ Mexico’s immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE weighed in on the possibility of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) during his interview with ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosOn The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill On The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill Trump’s March internal polling showed him far behind Biden in battleground states: ABC MORE this week, saying he doesn’t particularly believe in their existence.
The president also acknowledged that he’s been briefed on the subject.
“I think it’s probably — I want them to think whatever they think. They do say, and I’ve seen, and I’ve read, and I’ve heard. And I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particular,” Trump said in the interview.
Stephanopoulos asked if the president thought he would know if there were cases of extraterrestrial life.
“Well, I think my great pilots would know. Our great pilots would know,” Trump responded. “They see things a little bit different from the past. So we’re going to see. We’re watching and you’ll be the first to know.”
The Navy recently rolled out new classified guidance for how to report “unexplained aerial phenomena” after pilots reported seeing unidentified flying objects while training over the East Coast in 2014 and 2015.
The pilots who reported the aerial phenomena “speculated that the objects were part of some classified and extremely advanced drone program,” the newspaper reported at the time.
One pilot reportedly said he “almost hit one of those things” and that he described it as looking “like a sphere encasing a cube.”
The sightings were reported to the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which analyzed the radar data, video footage and accounts provided by senior officers.
The Pentagon told the Times that the $22 million program ended in 2012 after funding, which was largely requested by former Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidImpeachment will reelect Trump Impeachment will reelect Trump Biden faces first crisis as front-runner MORE (D-Nev.), expired.
Its supporters say it is still in existence, but that the Defense Department has stopped funding it.