President Trump said that he had been informed by the Navy pilots of the discovery of unidentified flying objects, but that he remained skeptical about the existence of "unidentified flying objects". UFOs.
George Stephanopoulos of ABC News raised the issue in an interview with Trump published Saturday.
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"I have been hit in recent weeks, we are reading more and more information that Navy pilots have seen so many UFOs," Stephanopoulos told Trump, smiling. "Have you been informed of this? What do you think?"
"I want them to think what they think," Trump replied, referring to the navy pilots. "I had a very brief meeting about it, but people say they see UFOs, do not I think so?"
The Navy recently announced that it would update guidance on how its pilots report "unidentified aircraft" in response to strange observations. According to the New York Times, pilots of Navy attack groups reported seeing strange objects flying above 30,000 feet at hypersonic speeds with no visible engine or infrared exhaust fumes.
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The new protocol does not mean that naval officials believe in UFOs, but "rather than strange observations warrant an investigation and must be formally documented".
When asked if he knew if there were any traces of extraterrestrial life, Mr. Trump replied, "I think our great pilots would know, some people see things a little different from the past. you will be the first to know. "