Donald Trump's Presidential Alert
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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.
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).
That day, the message was received by more than 225 million electronic devices.
That day, people online mocked the messages, photoshopping the image of the message for humorous effect. For example, Twitter user @AllSaintsBlog tweeted 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 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  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,  Mashable,  Cnet, Thrillist, The Daily Dot  and more.
 Twitter – @fema's Tweet
 Fox News – FEMA tests 'presidential alert' to 225 million electronic devices
 Twitter – @AllSaintsBlog's Tweet
 Twitter – @rickyftw's Tweet
 Reddit – Thanks Donald
 BuzzFeed – All Of Your Presidential Alert Jokes Were Great. Good Job, Everyone.
 Mashable – Predictably, America wasn't thrilled with the nationwide Presidential Alert test
 CNet – Who dis? First Presidential Alert prompts jokes on social media
 Thrillist – THE JOKES ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL ALERT MESSAGE TODAY ARE JUST AS GOOD AS YOU’D EXPECT
 The Daily Dot – The ‘presidential alert’ you got today has sparked a lot of memes
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