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Watch: President Trump Talks UFOs

By Tim Binnall

The increasing buzz surrounding UFOs has finally publicly reached the proverbial highest office in the land as President Trump has shared his thoughts on reports of Navy pilots seeing strange objects in the sky. The topic came up during a conversation with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, who noted the story which has been making the rounds in recent weeks. He subsequently asked the president what he thinks of those reports from pilots and if he'd been briefed on the subject.

Trump seemed slightly taken aback by the question, chuckling at the first mention of the phenomenon, but then appeared to go out of his way to not diminish the experiences of the pilots, musing that "I want them to think whatever they think." He went on to reveal that "I did have one very brief meeting" about the issue and ultimately observed that "people are saying they're seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly."

Stephanopoulos continued the line of questioning by asking Trump the remarkably specific question "do you think you'd know if there were evidence of extraterrestrials?" In response, Trump replied that he believes "our great pilots would know and some of them see things that are a little bit different than in the past." The conversation concerning UFOs wrapped up with Trump assuring Stephanopoulos that "we're going to see. We'll watch it. You'll be the first to know."

As is the case when any president says anything about UFOs, Trump's words will undoubtedly be carefully parsed by researchers for any possible hints or hidden messages. Undoubtedly his personal dismissal of the phenomenon is disappointing to hear and will likely be the focus of mainstream headlines concerning the conversation. However, a silver lining can be found in his statements as he not only expressed support for the pilots who have reported seeing UFOs, but also seemed to suggest that the government aims to figure out what it is that they are seeing.

Whether that proves to be the case or not, of course, remains to be seen. For now, Trump's exchange with Stephanopoulos serves to answer one burning question which has lingered in the air over the last few weeks and months as attention paid to the UFO phenomenon by the media and the public has grown exponentially: what does the president think of all this? To that end, what's you're take on what the president had to say about the subject? Weigh in at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.

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