"I call it the super duper missile"— Brian A. Cahn, MD (@brian_cahn) May 15, 2020
Trump explaining how he describes a missile being developed by the Space Force that is travels at a speed 17x faster than current missiles. pic.twitter.com/bFmJj2slIJ
Neither the Pentagon nor the White House can explain President Trump’s latest cryptic speech where he bragged about a new mysterious missile that is apparently being developed by the Space Force.
Trump stated this during the May 15th event at the Oval Office, where the U.S. Space Force presented their official flag. After receiving the black-grey-and-blue standard with a Delta Wing emblem, the President claimed that “… we’re building, right now, incredible military equipment at a level that nobody has ever seen before. We have no choice with the adversaries we have out there.”
“We have — I call it, the super-duper missile,” he continued. “I heard the other night, 17 times faster than what they have right now when you take the fastest missile we have right now. You’ve heard Russia has five times and China’s working on five or six times. We have one 17 times, and it’s just gotten the go-ahead.”
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper nodded along as Trump spoke but did not provide any details, reports the Business Insider. When Jonathan Hoffman, a Pentagon spokesperson, was asked to clarify, he replied with “I’m going to have to refer you back to the White House on that. I don’t have any information to give you on that.”
But the White House was not able to provide an answer too. The Business Insider quotes press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s statement: “I would just refer you back to the president’s remarks and the Pentagon. I don’t have any new information on that at this point.”