“Donald Trump Will Send Text Messages to Every American!” True or False?
If you are a social media head or a news enthusiast, you may have heard a little rumor that goes a little something like, “Donald Trump will be able to send text messages that can’t be blocked to every American!” Ever since December 2016, the tittle-tattle has been spreading like wildfire and has left many anti Trump supporters feeling intimidated.
Just imagine your cell phone going off countless times a day with messages like this:
Barney Frank looked disgusting–nipples protruding–in his blue shirt before Congress. Very very disrespectful.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2011
Sheesh, can you blame people for dreading this? Well, if you’re sincerely worried about being forced to read texts from Trump for the rest of his presidency, there is no need to be. The truth is, if Donald Trump really wanted to text you everyday, he surely could. In fact, George W. Bush and Barack Obama could have, too.
According to an article from Tom Ensey of wtoc.com, presidents have had the power to nationally send messages through the national Warning, Alert and Response Network (WARN) since 2006; however, the president can only resort to this messaging technique in the case of a HUGE national emergency, hence the name “Warning, Alert and Response Network.” So no need to sweat it! Unless doomsday is upon us or a gigantic meteorite that will squash us all is headed towards Earth, you won’t be receiving any texts from President Trump. Besides, he’s more of a Twitter guy, anyway.