A week after President Donald Trump told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that he would follow the conspiracy theory-peddling host’s lead on investigating UFOs, CNN is reporting that the Pentagon is forming a UFO task force.
According to that report, the task force is being headed by Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist and will be announced soon. Other entities with sway in Washington, D.C. — arguably more so than Dobbs — have recently pushed for the nation’s intelligence apparatus to address the topic as well, but it never hurts to ask when you have a Trump-friendly cable talk show.
The president appeared on Dobbs’ program Aug. 4 for a chat where the sycophantic host derided “The Deep State,” then asked Trump about unidentified flying objects.
“Actually a lot of my friends are very concerned about what the federal government is doing when it comes to UFOs,” Dobbs said. “So if I could just ask you, are we going to commit, are you going to commit more resources to exploring UFOs and open the documents to the public?”