Trump Will Send “Presidential Alert” To Every Cell Phone In America On Thursday

by | Sep 17, 2018 | Headline News | 68 comments

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    This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on September 20th.

    The emergency communications drill will begin at 2:18 p.m. EDT through 2:20 p.m. EDT. Every cell phone in the US will receive a text message from President Trump.

    All US wireless firms and more than 100 mobile carriers are participating in the exercise that allows for presidential alerts, FEMA wrote in a Thursday press release.

    “The EAS [Emergency Alert System] is a national public warning system that provides the president with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency,” FEMA said in a statement.

    Cell phones will receive a text message that states “Presidential Alert” and “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

    Separate from the FEMA statement, a FEMA National Test Fact Sheet detailed how the EAS is used with radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers. The upcoming FEMA EAS message will read:

    “THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency, an official message would have followed the tone alert you heard at the start of this message. A similar Wireless Emergency Alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Some cell phones will receive the message; others will not. No action is required.”

    The WEA system is currently in use to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other vital information. The FEMA WEA message will read:

    “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

    The goal of the test will evaluate the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine whether improvements are needed, FEMA said in a statement. The upcoming alerts will be sent using FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), which allows government officials to send emergency messages to multiple communications networks, including the EAS and WEA as part of the nation’s modern alert and warning infrastructure.

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explains how the Wireless Emergency Alert system works

    Despite Trump’s obsession with Twitter as a direct means of communicating, experts told NBC News last week that President Trump will not abuse the “Presidential Alert” system.

    “If you separate this from the politics and personality of any individual president then this is a great idea and an amazing use of technology to reach everybody if they’re in harms way,” said Karen North, director of the Annenberg Digital Social Media program at the University of Southern California.

    UCLA communications professor Tim Groeling agreed, told NBC via email, “broadcast-based emergency alert systems … have remained professional and impartial over decades.”

    How did Twitter respond to Trump’s new communication channels?

    So when the tens of millions of Americans get the “Presidential Alert” on September 20, do not freak out — it is just President Trump debuting the new emergency communication systems that broadcast personalized emergency messages on a much larger plane than Twitter.

    As for the many folks who have blocked him on social media, well, it is almost certain that there will be an uproar when liberals look at their phones and see a text message from Trump later this week.


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      1. Shit is getting beyond bizarre and ridiculous. Something I feel is about to go down. I hope I’m wrong. This deal with the gal the Democrunts have found to throw a wrench in the Scotus confirmation is a damn shame. Probably just another street Hosebag lookin for something free.

        • “Something I feel is about to go down.”

          Things look like a pot on the stove that you know has plenty of heat, that your just waiting for it to boil over.

          • You ain’t been looking in my windows have you?

          • Kevin2, this Thursday just might prove to be “interesting”. I’d love for that “Presidential Alert” to say something like, “I’m taking out the Deep State/NWO Globalists and/or withdrawing the US from the UN and expelling the UN from our shores” but we all know that won’t happen now, don’t we? Might be time to head back to the BOL…..

            • The Deplorable Renegade

              The President is establishing a means of direct instantaneous communication with the public with I assume the intent, and ability, to bypass the usual media filters. He needs to secure that link under all circumstances. Yes, something appears up. This however, if breached, in modern terms “hacked”, would allow the nefarious to, in emergency times, claim that they are President Trump.

              To paraphrase the Ancient Romans, “Who secures the security”?

              • Kevin2, excellent points. Like I said, Thursday just might be “interesting”. I’d like to think it won’t be but I’m not holding my breath on it.

                • The Deplorable Renegade

                  If not this Thursday then at a future point. This venue has significant power especially if “saved” for a great event so that its not ignored as routine. Its a big potential for an, “oh shit” on a scale of 100+ million simultaneously. Its ability to instill panic is huge. I’ll sum up with this, “Technology or not, this is not normal”. I’m not saying its necessary bad (that is message dependent) but its just not normal.

        • from a comment section on the FoxNews (online) article:

          Martha G. Kavanaugh, the mother of Brett Kavanaugh was a Maryland district judge in 1996. In an amazing coincidence, Martha Kavanaugh was the judge in a foreclosure case in which Christine Blasey-Ford’s parents were the defendants. Now it all becomes clear. Blasey-Ford is going after Brett Kavanaugh, not because of what he did in high school. Instead, Christine Blasey-Ford is going after Brett Kavanaugh out of spite and revenge for a case rulled on by Brett Kavanaugh mother. Martha Kavanaugh, Brett’s mother was Montgomery County Circuit Court judge from 1993 until she retired in 2001. During a 1996 foreclosure case, Martha Kavanaugh ruled against the parents of Christine Blasey-Ford in a foreclosure case.
          The foreclosure case against Paula K. Blasey and Ralph G. Blasey was opened on August 8, 1996. The case number is 156006V.
          Isn’t it kind of amazing that all the media reports today didn’t mention this little conflict of interest for Blasey-Ford?

          • She is supposed to be a horrible vindictive professor as well based on ratemyprofessors. That will end up being scrubbed.

            Now we’re back to the left “Borking” conservative judges and worse the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill “he said she said ” debacle.

            • The democritters are some worthless slum-betches.

            • Maranatha, WRONG. Again.

              That’s a different Christine Ford. The one on ‘Rate My Professors’ who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault never taught at Cal Fullerton. Her degrees are different from Christine Blasey Ford. Not the same person.

              That’s not Christine Blasey Ford on RMP. There are no reviews on her. She is not a vindictive professor and she didn’t scrub anything. Get your facts straight.

              She has also taken a polygraph and passed it. I am sure if sociopath Kavanaugh took one he would fail, which is why he will not submit to a polygraph. He knows he will not pass.

              • Maybe you are right about the ratemyprofessors. But it doesn’t matter about the polygraph. You understand that there is a reason that they are not admissable in court, right? The polygraph doesn’t prove the subject is telling the truth. You can learn to pass a polygraph. You can take drugs to pass a polygraph.

                So you are wrong yourself.

          • No, actually it’s not a conflict of interest. They went to court but the house was not foreclosed on. The foreclosure story is exaggerated and inaccurate. But there are conflicts of interest with Trump’s businesses and the presidency.

            Brett Kavanaugh is a sociopath. Get ready for a population explosion in about 2 yrs that will continue on for decades. Plus more people on SNAP, welfare, medicaid and subsidized housing.

          • 32 years ago, this extreme liberal whackjob, who is a horrible viscious teacher, whose parents were trying to get out of a foreclosure case presided by Kavanaugh’s mom, now claims five years ago she suddenly recalls a sexual assault.

            OK then.

            Meanwhile Kavanaugh claims he wasn’t even at the party where it allegedly took place. And the other guy who she claims also sexually assaulted her denies the claim and NEVER saw Kavanaugh ever act in this kind of depraved manner.

            Sounds like a total BS story to me.

              • As of yesterday, 65 women who knew Kavanaugh claim not once did they see him act inappropriately.


                One claiming that she suddenly remembered being sexually assaulted five years ago, a recollection of an alleged event some thirty years prior.

                It doesn’t add up. But since she is claiming two assaulted her, and both claim otherwise, then it’s not just her words against his. I gather that now they are looking to find people who attended the party those many decades ago.

                And yet she looks to have prepared for this, yet this was sprung at the eleventh hour. I looks desperate that the Democrats are willing to use any tactic in order to abort black babies.

                The number one cause of death among African Americans is abortion. That number exceeds all other causes combined. It’s nothing more than child sacrifice to Baal.

                  13-16 million African American deaths.

                  It’s not the KKK.
                  It’s not the police.
                  It’s the pro-choice movement that has committed outright black genocide. If Christians didn’t care, we wouldn’t spend billions trying to save people…from themselves.

            • Maranatha, that whole #MeToo movement is bogus as far as I’m concerned. If none of the complaints can be proven and verified, then they didn’t happen at all.

      2. Steps to prepare for a nuclear attack:

        1. Close all of your windows
        2. Go to the lowest point of your home, preferably the basement settling into the wall closest to the suspected attack
        3. Bend over
        4. Pull your pants down
        5. Kiss your ass goodby

      3. I’m not saying it’s a zombie apocalypse…

        E.O 13818 – State of Emergency has been declared.

      4. Trump will get us all killed as the mouthpiece and enabler of outside forces with bad intentions for the American people. This messaging ploy is beyond bizarre. I can see and hear it now, “liberty is under attack and America’s troops and freedom are under threat by gas attacks from Assad in Syria while Russia is defending the monsters from Iran who seek nukes threatening our closest ally Israel. Push 1 on your device to bomb the hell out of them.” Like Trump said he would do before elected. Bullshit lies piled high onto braindead Americas empty headed population. The only cancer destroying freedom is predatory capitalism.

        • Spoken like a true communist…

          • Jim in Jersey.. wrong I’m not a communist, served in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge. The war was fought to stop the domino effect of spreading communism, or so we were told. This only for afterwards our jobs in America were sent to communist China along with floods of immigrants pouring in to compete for the low wage jobs that are left. All to appease the fatcat neocons who still wield a stranglehold on our lives and future with endless war. Capitalism is the cancer that has and continues to ruin America.

          • Jim in Jersey

            Blind obedience not questioning government is not patriotic. Demanding government, follow its own rules with strict adherence to the Constitution is not unpatriotic, actually its the highest level of patriotism.

            The US government is protecting Islamic Terrorists and has armed and funded them in Syria. That is unAmerican.

            Communism is an economic system, totalitarianism comes from communists, fascists, monarchists, capitalists, NAZIs and religious zealots. Your confusing the long accepted interchangeability of words.

        • No your wrong, what is destroying America is people not doing anything. Like good old tar and feathering with a side of hemp rope hanging parties!

      5. What could possibly go wrong?

        Hmmmm, think War of the Worlds but with every idiot in America listening.

        • Exactly what I was thinking. We are being attacked by “aliens”.

          The word “alien” was the same as “foreigner” when I was a kid, sixty years ago. But years of propaganda and Hollywood have changed the public’s mental state and it’s sense of “alienation”.

          For anyone who doesn’t know. “War of the World’s” was a trial run. This Radio broadcast by Orson Wells created such panic that people committed suicide. It was supposed to be “entertainment”, but was realistic enough that millions of people thought the world was under attack by creatures from outer space.


      6. Time to go back and figure out where to hide my guns,ammo,and prep supplies

      7. Time to go back and figure out where to hide my guns,ammo,and prep supplies

      8. It’s 1859 all over again.

        We frankly have a casus belli (cause for war) as the entire country is filled with traitorous scum: not just the extreme leftists but all their friends who thrive due to them.

        Look back at the Ruth Bader Ginseberg nomination. Hardly a peep was made despite the fact of her ACLU work. Why? Because it is the perogative of the president to nominate judges they like. Even if it stinks. And conservative Republicans take the higher road…but typically at a political cost as favors are traded to get their sponsored bills passed.

        Now, face it, we are at war…it’s just undeclared. But don’t fool yourselves. It’s not just a war against extreme leftists. There’s lots of traitors.

          John Brown’s Raid caused the entire country to be up in arms with everyone choosing a side. Then Lincoln is elected despite not even being on Southern ballots. It went up like throwing gas on a fire.

          It’s Antifa/BLM/BAMN and similar creating civil unrest and President’s Trump’s election. Now we have Kavanaugh and it’s not even him personally but the THREAT that Roe v Wade could be eliminated.

          The fake news media is intentionally using propaganda to whip up the leftists. And already there is violence (go back to Atifa and Berkley rioting) and it’s not by Christians who are conservative republicans. It’s extreme leftist atheists marxists KOOKS.

          This will pit conservatives vs liberals, Christians vs Atheists, whackjobs and freaks vs normal folks, urban vs rural, etc.

          You better pay attention to places like Kansas and Kentucky during the Civil War where irregular militia took up arms and fought neighbors based on politics, ethnicity, and ethos. It was flat out brutal.


            Bloody Kansas evolved as Southern Bushwhackers fought against Yankee Jayhawkers with both being irregular militia. They could not afford to “join up” the muster of soldiers because when they did, the irregular militia would attack the family and homesteads. They were trying to defend their farms and using guerilla tactics.

            You routinely had 14-16 year old boys on the cusp of being men who joined up as their fathers were killed by the same militia groups. It could easily happen again. The highest fatality rate was in Kansas. Any state where you have sharply divded folks along the political spectrum, the same could occur NOW. Some place like Pennsylvania and California, which have a high amount of Antifa versus redneck normal folks could see a repeat.

            The claim is this test is somehow related to the solar obseratory closure, but I doubt it because it took time to be organized.

          • I’m thinking it may turn out to be more Christians vs Muslims than Christians vs Atheists. (although I would expect the Atheists to be on the Muslim side of it, they are really only Anti-Christians and will go along with Islam because of it)

            • What gets me is…it is not the Christians who are committing heinous violence.

              Who enslaves women even to this day?
              Who throws homosexuals off buildings?
              Who marries children?
              Who uses their religious writings to justify beating wives?
              Who has burned, beheaded, crucified, and drowned nonbelievers in recent history?

              This is what irritates me about the Handmaid’s Tale and honestly it’s not Christians that should be the focus whatsoever. Therefore it’s cowardice to blame a different group versus who committs the atrocities.

              Do you know what taqiya is? It’s probably spelled wrong but they are allowed by their religion to lie in order to succeed and use that subterfuge to get ahead. Look it up. There are some very upset German refugee activists who now have changed their tune as they encountered taqiya.

              So why would the antitheists join forces with muslims? It makes no sense unless they both serve the same master.

          • Maranatha

            I doubt that “everyone was choosing sides” as its doubtful that new American immigrants, a significant part of the northern population were willing to fight and die for this cause. They drafted during the war of succession. It’s called a civil war but by definition its wasn’t.

            • Yeah, but the cause was largely not slavery. In fact, few owned slaves in the south. The average large plantation had less than 100 slaves and most had ten at most. And some slaves owned slaves.

              The cause was states rights but now the crazy leftists have all but taken over the History departments of every university.

              Those young Southern men felt that their natural rights were violated by things like the tariff. All you have to do is look at the Declaration of Independence. There is no federal right toforce states to stay in the Union. If they were, The Revolutionary War was illegal!

              The new immigrants in the wave of immigration (but established) at that time period were the Germans and they were typically unionists. The newest imkigrants were not citizens and were typically broke Irishmen. That is why they signed up as proxies and as essentially mercs (just the Hessians during the Revolutionary War).

            • Remember that there were places like Winchester, Virginia where the flag you flew that day depended upon which army had last captured it. It changed hands something like 70 times.

              • To this day, there are folks in Virginia that call it the south. Remarkably in history, Virginia was initially enormous as Kentucky was actually part of Virginia’s land claim.

        • “despite the fact of her ACLU work.”

          I like the ACLU as I’m a big fan of individual rights. Unfortunately they’re prone to “pick and choose” which Amendments in the Bill Of Rights are worthy of their efforts. I like them all.

          • They stink and mostly support extreme leftist causes even with the whiff of criminality.

            They have supported clearly defined terrorist organizations to harass others.

            The second your rights impinge on my rights, there is an issue.

            I would bet I’m the most conservative person on the site. I generally am in public gatherings.

            The ACLU would declare that not only do illegal aliens have natural rights, but that the federal and state governments have legal responsibilities to protect those rights. I vehemently disagree. There is no compact between illegal aliens and government officials as they are here illegally. They are criminals.

            In fact, were I the president, I would kick them out and declare after 48 hours for ICE and LEOs to use deadly force to remove those resisting.

      9. Should be pretty interesting. I’d like to see the faces of drug dealers in the middle of a drug deal when that phone rings. Or a doctor in the middle of surgery. All those high school kids sitting in class. Cops on a stake-out. Explosive Ordinance Disposal people as a rule have FM radios, but no phones, to communicate with their handlers while they deal with bombs and booby traps. But I can see SNL having a skit where an EOD person is attempting a very sensitive deactivation of a bomb, and the phone rings from Trump, and blows them up. Or some one hiding not wanting to be discovered, and the phone rings, giving them away.

        • off button

      10. The woman couldn’t remember the house or date the crime took place. she has been seeing a psychiatrist and has scrubbed all social sites.
        She had a lawyer lined up sometime ago and Feinstein new about this in July. Set up?

        • And it supposedly happened 36 years ago when they both were teenagers in high school.

      11. Let’s see …a dude named Ajit Pai is in charge of OUR
        A SIDEKICK???
        Yeah….Who is being a fool here?
        And they are just as trustworthy
        as our Traitorous Obumhole….leader of the march into
        the gulags, right??

        False security…. ? What else comes from those liars??
        They will not live rent free in my head …..ever. !!!!

      12. I don’t own a cell phone. Do I still get a call?

      13. Godwilling that there should be a Thursday, I would like to see civil asset forfeiture, against all those who said the Rapture would happen by Yom Kippur (Wednesday.) You forfeited, right?

        • That would be fair. But then what about atheists? We would have to be just as strict upon them too, right?

      14. Yeah, but the cause was largely not slavery. In fact, few owned slaves in the south. The average large plantation had less than 100 slaves and most had ten at most. And some slaves owned slaves.

        The cause was states rights but now the crazy leftists have all but taken over the History departments of every university.

        Those young Southern men felt that their natural rights were violated by things like the tariff. All you have to do is look at the Declaration of Independence. There is no federal right toforce states to stay in the Union. If they were, The Revolutionary War was illegal!

        The new immigrants in the wave of immigration (but established) at that time period were the Germans and they were typically unionists. The newest imkigrants were not citizens and were typically broke Irishmen. That is why they signed up as proxies and as essentially mercs (just the Hessians during the Revolutionary War).

      15. I don’t know if y’all have seen the Ruth Bader Ginsberg interview that got posted this week, but she looks rough.
        It’s lengthy so the liberals don’t claim the worst parts are edited. There are shorter clips. She speaks all hunched over, looks terribly weak, gives clipped answers at times that are not clear, etc.

        Do we really want a senile Justice on the bench? She’s not very sharp and she seems incapacitated. I don’t use that word “senile” lightly. Are her law clerks doing all the work now? She doesn’t seem very competent to be judging the merits of complex cases.

        She’s determined to stay. She said as much.

      16. Ask your daughters and wife about things that happened to them. They are bound to mention questionable things but was it assault? This is the issue in the MeToo generation that way overreacts when some asshat says something or tries to cop a feel.

        Why in the world would a young lady attend a party where they know there will be drinking and drugs and then go into a bedroom with a guy? Is she a moron? Is she dressed like a prostitute with her equipment hanging out? Is she the only white girl at a party of urban folks?

        What my generation called sexual assault is much more clear versus a bunch of hooey.

        In my time, the dangerous time was when you went parking in a lover’s lane with a creep. And everybody knew who were creeps and they usually were notorious jocks. And just about always drugs and alcohol was involved. That’s why people double dated.

        Face it. Every starlet knows how the casting couch is and if they perpetuate it, they can’t complain about it. I can hardly stomach watching Star Trek as Roddenberry was notorious about this with the cast and with guest stars.

        What kind of idiot starlet goes to a meeting alone in a hotel room with a creepy semidressed producer in a robe? Where is her agent?

      17. Ok. So turn the phones off from Wednesday to Friday.

        • Joe – It will just go to your mailbox. There is no way to opt out.

      18. This is a conditioning drill, plain and simple. There is no technical reason this test needs to be conducted. They want to stimulate a salivating instinct by ringing a buzzer.

      19. Just saw an email that the test has been postponed until Oct. 3 due to the weather situation on the east coast.

      20. There is a peculiar story going around that Rush Limbaugh allegedly picked up on the Kavanaugh confirmation.

        Two things

        Apparently this alleged event included four male teens and two female teens at the same time which stretches all credibility…and was detailed by her attorney.

        Allegedly she sent a similar letter regarding Judge Gorsuch!

        These are strictly rumors at this point, but I imagine Hannity and Tucker and lots of others are trying to nail down the allegations.

        Cue Twilight Zone music…

        • No Marantha. Not true. She is being impersonated online. That has been proven. Her email was also hacked. She is also being discredited online by supporters of Brett Kavenaugh. Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

          BTW she talked about this traumatic incident long before he was being considered for this high level position.

          Before we can arrive at an accurate conclusion we need to hear both sides of the story set at a *mutually* agreed date. Not a date set by Mr Kavenaugh. It must be a prearranged mutually agreed upon date and time. He does not get to call the shots.

      21. This is outrageous. Kavanaugh was CLEARED SIX TIMES by the FBI. You do realize this right? Have you EVER been through that process? They hire investigators and use their own agents to go through with a fine tooth comb. They interview everybody like old neighbors and school mates from high school just to see if any dirt is under the rug.

        The Clarence Thomas – Anita Hill clearing was a complete fiasco where NOTHING was proven against him. This is a repeat but worse.

        What is next? Have you ever been tardy in grade school? Have you ever had pre-martial sex? Have you ever accidentally taken a pencil home from work?

        This is some kind of bizarre court reminscent of Soviet practices.


        Check this out. The female teenagers (at age 15) at the other school where the accuser went were NOTORIOUS not little miss innocents whatsoever. The liberal media scrubbed her yearbook, but someone found them and posted them. They are full of outrageous underaged binge drinking, crazy hookups, male strippers, horrid racism, and on and on. Apparently their parents and teachers tolerated insane levels of sexual precocious behavior.

        All of that will come out. Now there are serious doubts as to the credibility of her story which doesn’t name the place, the day, the event, just nothing so there is no way to coroborate her story.

        And it keeps changing.

        The accuser wants the FBI to investigate a 30+ year old event that is not a federal matter and refuses to detail anything substantial so it can be proven. And of course the FBI doesn’t want to investigate as it is BS.

        The other thing is there are allegations the accuser has a vested interested in Roe v. Wade as she consulted on eight studies on some medicine like RU486 which is an abortion pill.

        1.So we have an extreme leftist in a family of leftists
        2.who is using a lawyer who defended Democrats accused of sexual assault,
        3.who had services paid for like a lie detector test by leftists
        4. who waited until the eleventh hour
        5. who cannot say when the assault happened
        6. who has changed the details numerous times
        7. who has no witnesses
        8. though she claims another young woman was present
        9. which every Kavanaugh associate has DENIED
        10. who possibly claimed Gorsuch also sexually assaulted her
        11.who has a vested interest in abortion services
        12. whose own friend now has recanted her knowledge of the alleged event!

        Come on! This is nonsense!

      23. Its Thursday at 6:57PM and so far no alert

        Breaking news

        It’s looking like the accuser was a notorious teen who hung around with extremely aggressive sexually precouscious teens who actually invited sexual interludes with just about everyone. These included taking the virginity of younger teen boys as well. It’s very very sordid. It was very unusual for the time period and apparently the way it’s described in three years of her annuals that the parent fully knew of these antics.

        The yearbooks are full of wild bachanalia and power drinking by teenagers. It’s the kind of stuff immoral university students did back then.

        The way that yearbooks are typically created, you have a staff of faculty advisers who scrutinize everything that is remotely hinting at immoral behavior, but in three years of publication, it is as if there is no limit to what was published. It’s shocking behavior for 15-17 year old teen girls in 1982-1984 or 1985.

        Now there are a lot details in that post of multiple plausible folks at such a party and one looks very similar to Kavanaugh but is a case of mistaken identity. He was not there whatsoever.

        So the accuser took details from a consensual event with multiple teen males but altered what actually happened to include a total innocent person who wasn’t at the party. This was in summer and there have been hints Kavanaugh might even been out of the country during this time period.

        In a related story they had to beef up Secret Security for Kavanaugh’s wife due to a credible violent threat.

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