Donald Trump's Presidential Alert

Donald Trump's Presidential Alert

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Updated Oct 03, 2018 at 05:14PM EDT by Matt.

Added Oct 03, 2018 at 04:43PM EDT by Matt.

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Donald Trump's Presidential Alert refers to a series of jokes based on a test nationwide test of a presidential alert system built by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Online, people posted mock messages from United States President Donald Trump.

Origin

On October 3rd, 2018, FEMA tweeted TODAY (10/3): At 2:18 PM EDT, we will be testing the Wireless Emergency Alert system nationwide. Expect a message box on your phone along with a loud tone and vibration." The tweet received more than 2,100 retweets and 2,200 likes in 24 hours (shown below).[1]

That day, the message was received by more than 225 million electronic devices.[2]


FEMA e 8 FEMA @fema TODAY (10/3): At 2:18 PM EDT, we will be testing the Wireless Emergency Alert system nationwide. Expect a message box on your phone along with a loud tone and vibration. Questions? Visit fema.gov/emergency-aler... Wireless Emergency Alert The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system sends a message through your mobile carrier. A message box will appear on your phone with a loud tone and vibration. This is different from a text message. Your phone number is not shared with anyone. PM 1:56 FEMAIPAWS 1 WHAT KIND OF MESSAGES WILLI GET? Can I opt out? By law, you can opt out of general Wireless Emergency Alerts, but not Presidential Alerts. Presidential Alerts Meant for use in a national emergency, and the only type of WEA alert that can be sent nationwide by FEMA. AMBER Alerts ial Alert Extreme weather and other threatening emergencies President No ISA TEST of theSystem Alert System The national WEA test has been postponed to the backup date of October 3, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. EDT FEMA

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That day, people online mocked the messages, photoshopping the image of the message for humorous effect. For example, Twitter[3] user @AllSaintsBlog tweeted[3] a photoshop alert that reads, "The Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl." The tweet received more than 720 retweets and 1,000 likes in 24 hours (shown below, left).

Twitter[4] user @rickyftw photoshopped the image to display a mock chain message. Within 24 hours, the post received more than 900 retweets and 2,700 likes in 24 hours (shown below, center).

Redditor [5] Jacob_Stacy posted a photoshop that read, "Hot Bowsette tiddy pics wait this isnt google." The post received more than 3,400 points (96% upvoted) and 60 comments in 24 hours.

Several media outlets covered the meme, including BuzzFeed, [6] Mashable, [7] Cnet,[8] Thrillist,[9] The Daily Dot [10] and more.


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