JERUSALEM — The former security chief of Israel’s space program says President Donald Trump is aware of aliens from outer space and was about to disclose their existence before being stopped.

Haim Eshed, a former Israeli general and current professor, told an Israeli newspaper that the U.S. and his country have been dealing with aliens for a long time, but they remain a secret because he says “humanity isn’t ready,” the Jerusalem Post reports.

The 87-year-old Eshed also claims there is a “Galactic Federation” between aliens and the US, which involves an underground base on Mars where Americans and aliens work together.

The report surmises the existence of the base could support Trump’s creation of the U.S. Space Force.

Eshed says Trump was close to alerting the public about aliens, but was kept from doing so by the Galactic Federation because humans were not ready to understand “what space and spaceships are.”

As for his reasons for divulging the secret after many decades, Eshed mentioned his high academic standing and that he has “nothing to lose.”

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