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While the entire Western World was decrying Trump’s implementation of a border law that allows agents to separate children from their parents, Donald Trump’s mind was in a galaxy far, far away. Yes, while people were facing real threats on his country’s doorstep, he was considering threats from… space.

The Commander in Chief announced Monday that he is commissioning an entirely new branch of the military called the “Space Force” that will work exclusively on establishing “American dominance in space.” Details are scarce right now but according to Trump, the new branch will be “separate but equal” to the Air Force. Yes, the president who is so often accused of being racist used segregationist language to describe his new band of space cops. Anyone else ready for 2018 to be over?

“Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security,” Trump told the American people.

POTUS had briefly addressed his desire for a Space Force in March as part of his national security strategy, but most people just brushed it aside as another strange Trump tangent. Joke’s on them. The Pentagon has officially been tasked with creating this new military agency. As the president and Fox News were quick to point out, this addition is monumental — it is the first new branch to be added to the American military since the Air Force in 1947. Every other branch was established in the 1700s.

Trump made very clear that a branch of military dedicated exclusively to space is necessary for American security. He didn’t say “aliens,” but we were all thinking it. The online consensus seemed to be: “Whaaat?”

So what’s the Space Force going to do exactly? Your guess is as good as ours. The paper Trump signed at his announcement Monday was not an official directive or even an executive order; it was a “policy directive” for Space Traffic Management. As of right now, officials aren’t even sure if the president can create another branch of military without congressional approval.

It looks like the fate of this whole space thing is up in the air for now.