The Brief: The federal government's cell phone test alert inspired a variety of jokes and memes.
An emergency alert test labeled “Presidential Alert” reached most Americans’ cell phones on October 3rd. Many social media users recreated the alert as a meme format and joke template, many of whom used it to criticize or support President Trump.
— rachel (@rachel_bagley) October 3, 2018
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 3, 2018
— Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) October 3, 2018
— Jim Jefferies Show (@jefferiesshow) October 3, 2018
whoa look what just showed up on my phone pic.twitter.com/kkDvQ7aPts
— scrëm (@own___ass) October 3, 2018
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 3, 2018
congrats to tiffany trump, who just received her first ever text from her dad!
— Johnny LaZebnik (@jlazebnik) October 3, 2018