Every American with a cell phone received an emergency presidential alert test on Wednesday. And Twitter responded in the hilarious way that Twitter does best.
“Congrats to Tiffany Trump, who just received her first ever text from her dad!”
At 2:18 pm eastern time on Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission tested the new Presidential Alert system. The system was set up so that, in the case of an emergency, the President of the United States can get a message out to the American people in the fastest way possible. It was tested for the first time on Wednesday.
The message read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
Within minutes of the alert going off, people were on Twitter making jokes about getting texts from Trump.
Like many other people, I wasn’t at all happy about getting an emergency message from Trump. God only knows what kind of crazy bullshit Trump will try to do with this system. But my crabby disposition improved greatly after I saw these tweets.
Here’s a few of them. I hope they brighten your day too.
*get presidential alert*
*throws phone at wall*
— Calypso 💋 (@Shes_TheBestYo) October 3, 2018
just got an alert that the president's loose. everyone stay safe
— fine i'm a skeleton (@arcadiamancer) October 3, 2018
Thanks but I've been on Presidential Emergency Alert since January 20th, 2017.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) October 3, 2018
— Alex R (@Dr_Dastardly) October 3, 2018
congrats to tiffany trump, who just received her first ever text from her dad!
— Johnny LaDeadnik 💀 (@jlazebnik) October 3, 2018
That presidential text is like getting an Amber Alert from the guy who did it
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) October 3, 2018
I put my phone on the ground and sprinkled a salt circle around it.
I still got the presidential alert.
— Imani Gandy o—€ (@AngryBlackLady) October 3, 2018
when the first text you've gotten in days comes from Trump pic.twitter.com/hoWlucoiIN
— Aurora NOREalis (@HaroldBingo) October 3, 2018
I can tell that the President didn’t write this alert. There are no spelling mistakes and the grammar is perfect. #PresidentialAlert
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) October 3, 2018
The only #PresidentialAlert I want is the one that says when he’s leaving.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) October 3, 2018
— Angharad Hatt (@AngharadHatt) October 3, 2018
— LateBrkng (@LateBrkng) October 3, 2018
#PresidentialAlert — Donald Trump is still the President.
Action is needed. Now. pic.twitter.com/0Gv7gIfR3X
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) October 3, 2018
Eric Trump: I just got a text from Dad! He does love me!
Don Jr: sorry bro, he sent that to everyone.
Eric: are you sur….
*Tiffany runs in the room, gasping for air*
Tiffany: YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHO JUST TEXTED ME!!! #PresidentialAlert
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) October 3, 2018
— vato915 (@vato915) October 3, 2018
— Justin Wilkie (@JustinWilkie81) October 3, 2018
— Matt Stout (@MattStout07) October 3, 2018
At least the #PresidentialAlert wasn't a dick pic.
— (((Shaindel Beers))) (@shaindelr) October 3, 2018
— Sean Fitzroy (@fitzroy) October 3, 2018
My son said if he were president he’d send an alert that read “Hi. Bacon. Pancakes.” To which I replied, “Yep, that’s how we think this may go…”#PresidentialAlert
— Orchidgrrl64 (@orchidgrrl64) October 3, 2018