On January 20th, Trump Will Be Able to Text You & There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

If you thought mass family group texts were annoying, you’re definitely not going to like this.  

On January 20th, 2017 President-elect turned first-fascist-American-President Donald Trump will be allowed to send mass texts to the entire nation.

Great.

Although chances are no one has received a text from Mr. Trump yet, the messages will seem familiar. 

They are the same format as the ones sent out when there is a nasty snowstorm on the horizon, an Amber Alert, or a police announcement regarding a criminal.

According to NY Mag, these messages are known as Wireless Emergency Alerts, put in place in 2006 by Congress.  

These messages are sent to every cell phone getting a signal from certain geographically relevant cell towers, but in a national emergency all numbers would receive them. 

We don’t believe that these messages will come as frequently as Trump’s tweets… well, at least we hope not. 

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These messages first have to be screened through FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System, which means no matter what Trump’s message might be, there’s still another layer to go through before he can hit send. 

marie1089 #Emergencyalerts #flashfloodwarning #bringontherain #whoelsegetsthese #lol

Trump will have to take courses in the appropriateness of when to issue messages.  Comforting. 

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[via NY Mag] [Feature Image Courtesy NY Mag] 

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