While much of the nation is engaged in some very serious conversations about health, equality, and the ever-present threat of politicking, there appears to be just a little bit of room for some strange news heading into the weekend. It is Father’s Day weekend, after all, and there will undoubtedly be some levity at hand in much of the nation on Sunday.
In commemorating Father’s Day, President Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. participated in a light-hearted video in which they discussed some out of this world subjects.
And, let me tell you, President Trump did not disappoint when it came to discussing some of America’s most persistent modern folklore.
President Trump, under rigorous questioning from his son Donald Trump Jr., on Thursday about the existence of extraterrestrial life, suggested he knew “interesting” information about Roswell, N.M. — the site of a 1947 crash that has touched off conspiracy theories about an alien spacecraft ever since.
Trump made the comments in a lighthearted, Father’s Day-themed video interview produced by his presidential campaign that dealt with a variety of topics, including potential U.S. government secrets about aliens.
“Before you leave office, will you let us know if there’s aliens? Because this is the only thing I really want to know. I want to know what’s going on. Would you ever open up Roswell and let us know what’s going on there?” Trump Jr. asked.
Poppa Trump then hit us with a wild statement.
“So many people ask me that question,” the president said. “There are millions and millions of people that want to go there, that want to see it. I won’t talk to you about what I know about it but it’s very interesting. But Roswell is a very interesting place with a lot of people that would like to know what’s going on.”
When Trump Jr. further pressed his father on whether he would declassify details about Roswell, the president said, “I’ll have to think about that one.”
Very interesting, indeed.
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