At 2:18 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, you were probably terrified by a noise and message blaring from your nearby smartphone.
That message was from Donald Trump. We know, absolutely terrifying.
The system was put in place during President Barack Obama‘s tenure to alert people of a dire threat, but it didn’t get its first test until TODAY. The Trump administration will probably claim this messaging as another victory, which will be a surprise to no one. LOLz slash sigh.
The FEMA message read:
“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
It didn’t take long, actually mere seconds, before Twitter started reacting.
Ch-ch-check out some of the best — and most chilling — responses to the alert (below)!
That presidential text is like getting an Amber Alert from the guy who did it
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) October 3, 2018
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 3, 2018
NOOOOOOO THE ALERT. IT HAPPENED
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 3, 2018
Oh hell no. pic.twitter.com/IfbwXQVF2X
— omri (@Omri_Rawrlan) October 3, 2018
can i block this contact pic.twitter.com/guEh8txGGS
— Pratt Daddy (@spencerpratt) October 3, 2018
— Brian Gay (@brian2596) October 3, 2018
How about an amber alert for all the children trump has lost in his concentration camps? #PresidentialAlert
— KansasLiberal (@KansasLib) October 3, 2018
— dean (@shutuptwink) October 3, 2018
— Aaron Wiseman (@awfficial) October 3, 2018
For those wondering: It only takes one #PresidentialAlert to make every single person in a Panera Bread furious
— jordan (@jordan_stratton) October 3, 2018
— Isandra Gonzalez (@isag22) October 3, 2018
— Jennifer Novak (@jnovakfl) October 3, 2018
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 3, 2018
— Martin Heinrich (@TeamHeinrich) October 3, 2018
A predator keeps calling me.#PresidentialAlert
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) October 3, 2018
[Image via Spencer Pratt/Twitter]