“I did have one very brief meeting on it, but people are saying they’re seeing UFOs.
“Do I believe it? Not particularly.”
When asked about whether extraterrestrial life had been confirmed the president replied: “Well I think my great pilots would now, our great pilots would now.
“They see things a little bit different from the past, so we’re going to see, we’re watching and you’ll be the first to know.”
A Navy spokesman explained that the reporting on UFOs would fall under “privileged and classified information”.
This is so that the military aviation safety organisation can “preserve the free and honest prioritisation and discussion of safety among aircrew”.
The Navy spokesman added the new guidelines are a response to unknown, advanced aircraft flying into or near Navy strike groups of classified or sensitive military facilities.