Two Boeing E-6B Mercury missile command planes have been launched recently and seen roaming near Washington DC and above Oregon state. This was right after the COVID-19 announcement of U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. The U.S. explains their side, calling the launch as a 'purely coincidental' and doesn't mean anything.

Missile command planes launched on Friday

US Explains Why Missile Command Planes Roam in DC Right After Trump Tests Positive
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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) wears a face mask while he pays his respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ginsburg, who was appointed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton served on the high court from 1993, until her death on September 18, 2020.

Early Friday, Oct. 2, President Trump announced via his official Twitter account that he and the First Lady Melania Trump were both found positive with COVID-19.

Shortly before the news broke, two mysterious Boeing E-6B Mercury missile command planes were seen launched along both coasts of the US mainland.

Boeing E-6B Mercury planes are known as "airborne command posts," which can convey instructions to the fleet of ballistic submarines the U.S. has in waters around the world. It will then, deploy nuclear-tipped Trident submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

These missile command planes are part of the country's program called "Looking Glass," that provides command to the US nuclear forces in the air, once the ground-based command centers stop operations.

What does this mean?

US Explains Why Missile Command Planes Roam in DC Right After Trump Tests Positive
(Photo : Photo by U.S. Airforce/Getty Images) A U.S. Airforce B-52 Stratofortress heavy bomber carries air launched cruise missiles in this undated file photo. The United States and Britain launched powerful air and missile strikes against command bases, airports and training camps across Afghanistan October 7, 2001 using 50 cruise missiles and dozens of aircraft.

Twitter users obviously, have raised speculations right after the said launch of missile command planes.

To stop all rumors, the U.S. Strategic Command spokesman explained to Fox News that the launch exercise were just "purely coincidental" and that "no change to the posture of the U.S. military," were made as, "The president remains the commander-in-chief." 

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