Trump’s Presidential Alert Text Yielded The Best Damn Memes We’ve Seen This Year

A phone is seen in Grand Central Station in New York City on October 3, 2018, as it recieves an emergency test "Presidential alert"  message. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 2:18 pm Eastern Time tested for the first time the nationwide Presidential Level Emergency Alert System (EAS), to include the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system. The test is meant to assess the operational readiness of the wireless infrastructure for distribution of a national message. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Presidential Alert Text Yielded The Best Damn Memes We’ve Seen This Year

"Tiffany Trump getting that first-ever text from daddy today."

Published October 3, 2018

Today, Wednesday Oct. 3, something none of us asked for happened. (And no, we aren't talking about your co-worker who won't stop quoting Mean Girls.

Just after 2 p.m., the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission tested their first presidential alert by sending this message to the phones of all Americans.

  1. Everyone with a cellphone should have received the text
  2. At first, everyone complained about the unsolicited message
  3. But then the memes arrived, and they were splendid
  4. Eventually celebs, musicians, companies, sports teams, etc used the trend to promote themselves

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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