Trump wants Space Force up and running by 2020
First, the Democrats are all buzzing because Obama did not think of this first and get the credit. Now Trump will get the credit, forever!
Second, Trump knows that Reagan beat the USSR via the simple tool of an arms race. Neither China, nor Russia can withstand an arms race, and this is pungent bait to lure one or both of them into an arms race with the US. Trump is fighting from his strongest position.
Third, this is a win for Trump because it ties up his opponents on inane issues of little importance. This is the baffle them with BS part of the Trump strategy. I am not tired of all the winning, or of all the Democrat whining.