FEMA’s New ‘Presidential Alerts’ System Will Be Tested This Week, Though Don’t Worry

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will test a system at 2:18pm ET on Thursday afternoon that lets the president send a message to most cell phones across the U.S. following a disaster, terrorist attack, or other serious threat to public safety.

Yes, that means Donald Trump can now put your phone on blast. No, he probably won’t use the system to text you throughout the day with rambling bullshit about “13 Angry Democrats” or wishing “the haters and losers” a “special” September 11th, at least according to experts who spoke with NBC News.