Hawaii residents went into extreme panic mode on Saturday, January 13th after a concerning Emergency Alert System (EAS) message was distributed to locals. The message, which insisted that a ballistic missile threat was inbound to the island, popped up on more than one million phones in the area.
The EAS stated in all caps, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
Fortunately, the warning was a mistake. According to the Associated Press, Hawaii officials apologized and ensured it was a “false alarm.” Someone reportedly pushed the wrong button during a shift change.
After the error was plastered all over mainstream media, several Hollywood stars took to social media to blame the mistake on President Donald Trump. According to Breitbart News, comedian Jim Carrey, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and television personality Montel Williams were among those who targeted President Trump.
Carrey, who was in Hawaii at the time of the missile scare, claimed that our country is headed for “suffering beyond all imagination” if we allow President Trump and his “corrupt Republican Congress” to “alienate the world.”
Curtis blamed Trump directly, calling POTUS “arrogant, narcissistic, immature, unstable, idiotic,” among other things. She ended her post, “Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!”
Williams stated, “Anyone else wondering why the hell @realDonaldTrump didn’t tweet about this morning’s false alarm in Hawaii? To busy with golfing or doesn’t care since it’s not about him?”
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