For 38 minutes, the entire state of Hawaii was planning to die in the next few minutes.
Our President continued to play golf, and to my knowledge has never addressed the state of Hawaii directly, other than to say, it was an error in Hawaii.
If Obama were President, he would have been immediately on national TV and radio, assuring the people of Hawaii, and the US as a whole are safe.
The difference between leadership, and what we have with our current President.
When was Trump told, and what was he told?
12:35 p.m. ET -- CNN cameras spot Trump between the 14th and 15th holes.
1:07 p.m. ET -- Warnings of an incoming ballistic missile begin flashing on cellphones in Hawaii, leading to panic among some residents and visitors. The alert was triggered after an error at the emergency management administration.
1:10 p.m. ET -- Hawaii State Adjutant Maj. Gen. Joe Logan confirms with US Pacific Command there is no missile headed for Hawaii, and the Honolulu Police Department is notified it was a false alarm.
About 1:10 p.m. ET -- Trump has lunch inside the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club. Members inside the building spot him.
Time unknown -- Deputy National Security Adviser Ricky Waddell, who was the top national security official traveling with Trump in Florida, briefs Trump in person on the false alarm alerts.
So, we have an issue where, at an unknown time (CNN places it between 1:10 and 1:13), the President was informed of the alerts. He may have been told they were confirmed false by USPaC. He may not have been told that alerts hadn't been sent out by Hawaii's EMA that it was a false alarm.
I am assuming he was told at 1:10 PM. If he wasn't then we have a bigger problem.
Right, and that's not Trump's fault, is it?
Why didn't Hawaii's EMA send out a false alarm alert for 38 minutes when it was confirmed as false 3 minutes after the alarm was sent?
No idea. And not relevant to the OP.
Of course it is.
From the OP:
An alert goes out to an entire U.S. state that an ICBM will hit in minutes, and during the ENTIRE 38 minutes from the alert, to the announcement it was an error, the President of the United States continues to play golf.
People are terrified, and get NO help, or reassurance from their President.
When you specifically point out how long it took in the OP, it makes it a relevant part of the fucking thread.
Y'all are quick to blame Trump. You don't know what he was told about it. He could have been told that it was a "state exercise" and not a big deal. Maybe he should have alerts from all 50 states and however many US territories coming to his phone, too, right?
He should MOST definitely be immediately notified of ANY alerts of incoming missiles to ANY US territory.
We agree, but that wasn't the point of your thread, now, was it?
You have already blamed Trump for not assuaging the fears of Hawaiians over this. We don't know exactly when he was told, but CNN's reporting makes it look like he wasn't told until after USPaC confirmed it as false. If Trump was told it was a false alarm and has already been confirmed false, and/or it was just a "state exericse" of it's EMA system, what should Trump have done?
Trump: "Hey, uh, we just wanted to let everyone know - even though it's already been broadcast, and it's just a state exericse - that there are no missiles currently heading towards Hawaii."
You're letting your partisanship blind you.
We don't yet know what Trump was told, nor when he was told. Doesn't matter, though, does it?
He should have gone on national TV and radio and assured Hawaii and the whole nation that we are safe and done so within the 38 minutes. And, if there was even a possibility that he was not notified in a timely manner, he should have immediately done so afterward (which he has not done). That's what a leader would do.
I have been a leader for the last 20 years of my career, and have dealt with similar situations (albeit nuclear missile alerts) and that is exactly what I have done. It is, I sincerely believe Obama would have done. It is most certainly what any competent leader of ANY nation on this planet would have done. I could care less what party anyone is from. There is leadership, and there is the current administration. The two could not be farther apart.