The ‘presidential alert’ you got today has sparked a lot of memes

The jokes came as quickly as the message did.

Oct 3, 2018, 2:03 pm

Internet Culture

Andrew Wyrich 

Andrew Wyrich

Presidential alert memes

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It finally happened–the “presidential alert” was sent to people’s cellphones, and of course, everyone began riffing on it.

The message, which read: “Presidential alert. THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed,” was sent around 1:18pm CT on Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System was responsible for sending out the test.

Presidential Alert Daily Dot

The test was pretty mundane, but that didn’t stop people from reacting to the sudden burst of noise (or vibration) and a message from the government popping up on their phones.

Many people online were just not here for getting a presidential alert on their phone.

https://twitter.com/CQuintanaDC/status/1047551962873565184

https://twitter.com/freedlander/status/1047551658601979910

https://twitter.com/trashygaytweets/status/1047551703229161474

https://twitter.com/SHOPCHEAPYXO/status/1047551926467006467

Others decided the best course of action was to replace the message with another message… or respond to it.

https://twitter.com/maxtastrophe/status/1047554002093842434

Just be glad it wasn’t a message notifying you President Donald Trump just tweeted.

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*First Published: Oct 3, 2018, 2:03 pm