Trump Will Soon Have Power To Text All Americans Or Something

Everybody Panic? Well, if you’re a liberal, this could potentially spell doom for the Republic

(CNET) President-elect Donald Trump will have access to a system that can send unblockable texts to every phone in the US once he takes the oath of office.

Wireless Emergency Alerts are a program created by a 2006 act of Congress. The so-called “WEAs” can be targeted messages sent to all mobile phones in a particular area, like Amber alerts, or to all phones nationally, like an alert issued by the president, according to a report by New York Magazine’s Select/All blog.

Trump is known for off-the-cuff messages on social media, especially Twitter. Tweets and other social missives lent Trump a direct mouthpiece to his supporters, bolstering his campaign and circumventing traditional media that he sometimes claimed was treating him unfairly. But tweets have landed Trump in hot water, too. Critics claim his informal tweeting is unpresidential, pointing to such behavior as an early-morning rant lashing out at a former beauty-pangeant winner, retweets withmedia linked to white supremecists and messages that promote unsubstantiated news, among others.

Unshockingly, Team Trump did not respond to a request on this story, because, it’s pretty darned stupid. NY Mag, mentioned above, notes there are 3 conditions to use the emergency text system. For Amber Alerts, for alerts involving imminent danger, and for alerts issued by the President. NY Mag is having a meltdown, of course

Perhaps an even bigger protection: Getting access to the system requires some time and effort — most people with access take at least two courses in how to use the system — something that it’s hard to imagine Trump (who doesn’t use a computer) learning how to do on his own. Which means he would need the help of his support staff to issue a WEA about how news outlets still refuse to stop taking pictures that emphasize his double chin — and the only time Trump’s Twitter wasn’t full of random surges of pure id and spite was when his campaign staff took his Twitter account away from him.

And Raw Story is a little unhinged

In other words, if President Trump wants the entire country to know that Rosie O’Donnell is “a real loser” or that “dishonest CNN” is even worse than the “failing New York Times,” he’ll be able to tell everyone in the country about it — and there will be no way to block him out.

Thankfully, these alerts are typically only used as emergency notifications, so it’s unlikely that Trump will use them to broadcast his feuds with assorted celebrities. Nonetheless, given how unconventional his campaigning and governing style have proven to be so far, it can’t be completely ruled out.

And Mashable

But, like, what if he changes the legal definition of “emergency” to “something I am thinking about” and then he just hooks up this alert system to his phone or something insane and hopefully not possible and then all of a sudden we’re all up in the wee hours of the morning staring bleary-eyed at a 70-year-old former reality TV star’s rant about, I dunno, how he thinks CNN is a steaming pile of cow dung, or how he is definitely going to save all of our jobs, or maybe how White House food is great and all but it just doesn’t live up to Trump Tower taco bowls.

Mashable is one of the only ones who gets that the system is for emergencies. It’s not so the President can just send a text. It’s for emergencies, and, for POTUS, primarily national emergencies. We can pretty much throw this one into the “fake news” category all the Liberals are apoplectic over, because it is concern about future doom without any evidence that it might even be considered.

Why would Trump even bother? When he sends a tweet, the media are ready to discuss within seconds. He’ll get all the media attention he wants.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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5 Responses to “Trump Will Soon Have Power To Text All Americans Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    The obvious concern is that president man-baby will abuse the privilege. On the other hand if this moron does blast to every American that can receive texts his approval rating will drop even further, faster.

  2. Liam Thomas says:

    CAPN….you should change the name of this blog to Jeffery’s Temper Tantrum…..

    LOLOLOLOL….I log on here in the morning and every post is from Jeffery making shit up…..

    I look at night and every post is by Jeffery making shit up……

    Perhaps better change the name to Jeffery Making Shit Up.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    The man hasn’t even been inaugurated yet he strikes fear into the black hearts of liberals nationwide.

    Well done, sir, well done.

  4. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    The obvious concern is that president man-baby will abuse the privilege. On the other hand if this moron does blast to every American that can receive texts his approval rating will drop even further, faster.

    Your obvious concern is that every time Trump tweets and pulls your collective chain you all have hissy-fits. You’re a bunch of gurlymen. At best. Trump lives rent free in your heads and he, along with we, are loving it.

    Jeffery, you’ve been on the cusp of a mental breakdown since the election where Trump soundly beat the stink pig Crooked Killary even with her 6 million illegal votes. Get over it. She’s gone and will never come back. Buh-bye. Hahahahahaha.

    His approval ratings are going up daily because gutless clowns like you keep crying like little bitches. You are your own worse enemy. Keep up the good work. Hahahahaha.

  5. Jeffery says:

    TheDon tells Newt Gingrich, “This is a bigger job than I thought.” Hahahahaha

    No shit, Sherlock. Hope you’re up to it.

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