A White House reporter asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President Donald Trump believes in UFOs during Tuesday’s briefing. “I actually want to ask about UFOs,” the reporter said to laughs.
This really isn’t a laughing matter because news broke last week that YOUR tax dollars were used to fund a Pentagon program focused on proving if UFO’s exist. You can thank Harry Reid for this government program. He was a huge fan of the premise that there are UFO’s out there but he used YOUR money to investigate.
The reporter was referring to a New York Times report on the existence of a Pentagon program to investigate the possible extraterrestrials, called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program:
A Former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.
“My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone,” Luis Elizondo said in an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”
A pair of news reports in The New York Times and Politico over the weekend said the effort, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, was begun largely at the behest of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who helped shore up funding for it after speaking to a friend and political donor who owns an aerospace company and has said he believes in the existence of aliens.
Elizondo told The New York Times he resigned from the Department of Defense in October in protest over what he called excessive secrecy surrounding the program and internal opposition to it after funding for the effort ended in 2012.
Elizondo said Monday that he could not speak on behalf of the government, but he strongly implied there was evidence that stopped him from ruling out the possibility that alien aircraft visited Earth.
“These aircraft — we’ll call them aircraft — are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of,” Elizondo said of objects they researched.
The Times was tipped off to the existence of the secret program which was funded at the insistence of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) in 2007; Reid has long had a fascination with UFOs.