KEY POINTS

  • Former President Donald Trump said in an interview with Dan Bongino that he is not a "believer" when asked about UFOs
  • He also said he is aware that many believe in their existence and doesn't want to "hurt their dreams or their fears"
  • The Pentagon is expected to release a detailed report on "unidentified aerial phenomena" next month

Donald Trump appears to have doubts about the existence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). But while the former president is not a “believer,” he said in a new interview that he is aware many are convinced that they are out there.

Trump appeared as a guest in the first episode of Dan Bongino's new radio show, where the host asked him about a wide variety of topics. One such question tackled UFOs — or “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) — and whether or not the government has been withholding information from the public about these mysterious objects.

“I’m a believer in what you see, but there are a lot people out there who are into that. I get that do much: ‘is it true, sir?’” Independent quoted the former president as responding.

“I’m not such a believer, but some people are, so I don’t want to hurt their dreams or their fears. It could be fears more than dreams,” he continued.

This comes just days before U.S. intelligence agencies are expected to deliver a report on UFOs to Congress, something that has triggered renewed interest from the public regarding how the government handles sightings of mysterious flying objects.

The report is expected to reveal the information the Pentagon has gathered about UFOs over the years and its analysis of such encounters, NBC News reported.

Trump wasn't the only former president who has been asked about this topic. In a recent interview with James Corden, Barack Obama was also asked to comment on the Navy videos showing UAP that were confirmed to be legitimate by the Defense Department.

“What is true, and I'm actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don't know exactly what they are,” Obama said on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

“We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern,” he continued. “And so I think that people still take seriously, trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”

President Joe Biden also received a question about UFOs during a news conference last Friday. A reporter asked Biden to share his thoughts on Obama's statement about unidentified aerial phenomena, but the president ducked the question.

Biden responded, “I would ask him again,” before thanking everyone and quickly exiting the conference.

The world's piling questions concerning these strange objects in the sky will have to wait until the Pentagon's promised report is finally released.

UFO The moon shines above a group of people on an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) tour in the desert outside Sedona, Arizona Feb. 14, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake