US President Donald Trump not convinced declassified UFO video is real

President Donald Trump is not convinced a Navy video of unidentified flying objects (UFOS) released by the US Department of State is real.

The Department of State officially released three previously leaked videos earlier this week, confirming they have been reviewed. According to Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough, it was released to "clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real".

One of the videos shows an incident from 2004 where two Navy pilots encounter an object hovering above the water before shooting off into the sky.

At the end of an interview with Reuters this week, Trump offered remarks about the video supposedly showing a UFO.

"I just wonder if it's real," he said. "That's a hell of a video."

Trump admitted he was sceptical about UFOs in an interview with ABC News last year, after reports from US Navy pilots.

"People are saying they're seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.

"I think our great pilots would know and some of them really see things that are a little bit different than in the past, so we're gonna see, but we'll watch it."

According to the Pentagon, the objects in the footage simply can't be identified or explained by current aeronautical knowledge.

Reuters / Newshub.