President Donald Trump said he’d been briefed on Navy pilots reporting increased sightings of unidentified flying objects, adding that he doesn’t particularly believe in UFOs.
Speaking with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview segment released Saturday, Trump raised his eyebrows and grinned incredulously when asked what he made of the reports.
“I want them to think whatever they think,” Trump said of the Navy pilots. “I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.”
The Navy recently drafted new guidelines for how to report encounters with “unidentified aircraft” in response to reports of sophisticated vessels intruding on Navy strike groups, POLITICO reported in April. Pilots reported seeing objects flying at 30,000 feet with no exhaust plumes and at supersonic speeds, according to The New York Times.