While President Trump is in office, any jokes about nuclear weapons are no longer funny. As tensions escalate by the day with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, many Americans wonder if President Trump is arrogant enough to lead America into another world war.
The President’s comments that he would reign “fire and fury” on North Korea if the hostile foreign leader did not cooperate with his requests. Since then, the two have gone back and forth exchanging insults. Trump often refers to the Kim Jong Un as “Rocketman” due to his the North Korean leader’s threats.
Therefore, the residents of the beautiful island of Hawaii did not think the false emergency alert to sent out warning of an incoming ballistic missile threat was a false alarm. Granted, it also reportedly took government agencies over a half an hour to issue a correction over the false alarm.
The Speaker of Hawaii’s House of Representatives criticized the government’s delay in damage control, claiming that the system “failed miserably.” Speaker Scott Saiki (D) asserted, “The system we have been told to reply upon failed and failed miserably today.
The Democratic lawmaker went on to say that he was “deeply troubled by this misstep that could have had dire consequences.” He said that the Hawaii House of Representatives would investigate the incident, saying that “parents and children panicked” during the time it took for the state to send out a correction. “Clearly, government agencies are not prepared and lack the capacity to deal with emergency situations,” Saiki said. Perhaps, they should look into a more effective system.
JUST IN: A statement from the Hawaii House of Representatives Speaker Scott K. Saiki says: “Apparently, the wrong button was pushed and it took over 30 minutes for a correction to be announced,” on the false emergency alert sent earlier across Hawaii. https://t.co/c4Ryevfp5J pic.twitter.com/xDX23jOprf
— ABC News (@ABC) January 13, 2018