Trump’s FEMA Test Alert Is Getting Amazing Reactions On Twitter

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"THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed," read the presidential alert, sent by the FEMA alert system.

 

Since the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) system allowed President Donald Trump to send direct messages to people, the nightmare everyone had came true.

At around 2 PM on Wednesday, Americans got an emergency alert message on their cell phone, but it was only a test message. The presidential alerts were designed so that Americans could get direct messages from the White House in case of a national emergency, like a disaster or a terrorist attack.

Phones beeped nationwide and people naturally got a little worried that they may be hit by a flood or some violent activity – however, upon reading the text they discovered the message was just a test run for the emergency messages.

"THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed," the "presidential alert," was the message sent by the FEMA alert system to all smart phones. Users don’t have the option to opt out of the presidential alerts.

While this was just a test, everyone knows what Trump is capable of. So don’t worry if you get a message bashing Democrats as your next alert, because the White House now has control over the emergency messaging system.

A 2015 law prohibits presidents from using the emergency alert system to send anything that "does not relate to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster or threat to public safety."

Abusing this technology can have horrible repercussions; however the chances of that happening with Trump’s administration are very high.   

As usual, Twitter was abuzz with the test alert message and made numerous memes out of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thumbnail/Banner Image: Frederic J. Brown, AFP, Getty Images

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