Psaki Refers To Space Force As ‘Plane Of Today,’ Can’t Say Whether Biden Will Keep It


Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to mock a question about the future of the United States Space Force during Tuesday’s press briefing.

Psaki first told Bloomberg’s Josh Wingrove that she was not certain whether President Joe Biden’s administration planned to keep or scrap the newly commissioned Space Force — and then revealed that she was unsure who the point of contact would be if she were going to ask. (RELATED: Jen Psaki Shrugs Off CBS Reporter For Refusing To Name Anonymous Democrats)


“May I ask whether the president has made a decision on keeping or keeping the scope of the Space Force?” Wingrove asked.

“Wow, Space Force,” Psaki replied, giving a thumbs up. “It’s the plane of today.”

Wingrove pointed out the fact that the Space Force was actually an entire branch of the United States military, at which point Psaki said that she would find out the answer to his question.

“It is an interesting question. I’m happy to check with our Space Force point of contact. I’m not sure who that is, I will find out and see if we have any update on that,” she said.

Several others criticized Psaki’s tone, saying that she was brushing off a legitimate question and mocking a branch of the military.

Neither the Biden White House nor Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin have specified their plans for the Space Force going forward. Prior to his confirmation, however, Austin said in a statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee, “If confirmed, I will ensure the space domain is carefully considered across the range of upcoming strategic reviews.”