Here are 20 hilarious reactions to the 'Presidential Alert' sent to cellphone users
Can't get enough of Donald Trump on Twitter, television and every awkward holiday gathering with old relatives? Good news! Now he can text you. Sort of. Today FEMA tested their 'Presidential Alert' system, sending American cellphone users this message: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." Um, okay? Thanks?
Like AMBER alerts and weather warnings, the alert serves a purpose: to blast a nationwide message, in the event of emergency. FEMA conducted the test in order to see if improvements should be made to the system. The urgent notification reached 225 million cellphones - roughly 75% of the US population. And no, you cannot opt out.
On social media, people complained about the loud message interrupting their lives. (Imagine it going off in the movie theater.) And they also cracked a lot of jokes. #PresidentialAlert became a trending topic on Twitter, and here are the 20 funniest responses.
1. I don't really care. Do u?
3. Never forget
5. Grab 'em by the presidential alert
6. For Harry Potter fans
7. For H.P. Lovecraft fans
8. For Britney fans
9. For football fans
10. For Dr. Seuss fans
11. For basic human decency fans
12. At least there are no eggplants
13. Usually you get this at 2AM, not PM
14. BUT HER EMAILS
16. Imagine Christine Blasey Ford getting this message, after Trump mocked her emotional testimony at a rally
17. When they go low...
18. HURRY UP MUELLER
19. Stormy Daniel's new memoir was very detailed
20. "He remembered me!"
Well, thanks for the alert, Mr. President! Now I'm going to throw my cell phone away and only communicate by raven, like on Game of Thrones.