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Terrorized By The Prospect of a “Presidential Alert”

Last week, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, President Trump sent out a test message over the country’s Amber Alert system. (A system that we have been assured, for years, would never be used for anything except missing children.)

This “Presidential Alert” message was sent across the emergency network that one cannot opt out of.

“What in the actual fuck?” was pretty much the general reaction.

“You mean the President can do that? And we can’t stop him?” was the second overall reaction.

Come to think of it, “You mean the President can do that, and we can’t stop him?” is a pretty good metaphor for this entire presidency.

Yes he can do that. The joke’s on us.

The joke’s on you, America.