The UFO Phenomenon
Trump comments on declassified UFO videos
May 7, 2020 | 531 comments
Trump has questioned whether the footage is even real. Image Credit: US Navy
The US President seemed somewhat skeptical when asked about the recent release of three UFO videos.
Last month the US Department of Defense took the unexpected decision to formally declassify and release three video clips of unidentified objects recorded by US Navy pilots.
The clips, which have been circulating for years, were filmed by pilots pursuing UAPs (or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) - objects that many have speculated could be extraterrestrial in origin.
These include footage recorded by pilots from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group who encountered a fast-moving unidentified flying object 100 miles off San Diego during a training exercise back in 2004.
Since the release, the Internet has been awash with speculation about the videos, with many questioning what else the Pentagon might know about the phenomenon.
"I'm glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available," former Nevada Senator Harry Reid wrote on Twitter.
One person who doesn't seem to be quite as convinced about the significance of the videos however is the US President himself, Donald Trump.
When recently asked by Reuters
what he thought about the release, he referred to the footage as a "hell of a video" before adding "I just wonder if it's real."
Trump has expressed skepticism about the subject of UFOs before, having previously commented on the matter last year when asked about it during an interview with ABC News
"I did have one very brief meeting on it," he said. "But people are saying they're seeing UFOs."
"Do I believe it ? Not particularly."
Assuming that Trump could very well have access to everything there is to know about the subject, it is unclear if he simply has no interest in it or if he's being deliberately vague when questioned.
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