At an unknown point in galactic history, the President had issued a decree declaring that, in spite of demands by the citizens of his planet, his administration will not create a Death Star, citing the excessive costs and time to create the materials required for building the enormous battle station. The Galactic Empire's Public Relations Department, learning of this announcement, declared their superiority being proven, and that the president alongside his representatives were really expressing cowardice, and also cited that the Death Star would be under the sole command of the Galactic Emperor, Palpatine.
Behind the scenesEdit
The President of the United States is the leader of the United States of America in real life, and was first mentioned in a tongue-in-cheek blog on the Star Wars official website. His name was never stated in the mock press release, although the tags in the blog post refer to then-President Barack Obama. In response to the official rejection of a petition for the United States government to "secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016," StarWars.com's official blog issued a playful in-universe reply as if breaking the news from a Galactic Empire Public Relations department standpoint.