DETROIT (CBS) – For the first time, every American will get a text from President Trump tomorrow. It’s only a test–but you can’t opt out.
President Donald Trump will text every cell phone in the U.S. at 1:18 p.m. on Wednesday to test a national presidential alert system that will let any president issue a warning about a crisis.READ MORE: Preorders For Ford Electric F-150 Lightning Tops 100,000
“When those messages appear on mobile devices, people should take those extremely seriously,” FEMA’s Antwane Johnson told CBS News. “It has some direct impact on either life or safety.”READ MORE: State Lawmakers Look To Fight Pollution in Michigan Auto Lots and Junkyards
Johnson said the system will be used to notify U.S. citizens of certain events of “national significance.”
The new presidential alert will be used for advance warning of national crises, and not for regional or local alerts.MORE NEWS: Michigan Lawmakers Looks To Give More Time For Drivers To Renew Expired Drivers License and Vehicle Registrations
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