Dem Rep. points finger at Trump after fake ballistic missile alert

On Saturday, residents across Hawaii got an alert telling them a ballistic missile was on its way to the island.  After the alert was determined to be fake, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, went on CNN to point a finger of blame at President Trump.


Gabbard sent a message on social media saying that the alert was a “false alarm.”

“Hawaii just got a taste of this stark reality,” Gabbard told CNN, “of what we face here, with a potential nuclear strike on Hawaii.”

According to BizPac Review:

“The reality is,” Gabbard continued, “Every American needs to understand, if you had gone through what the people of Hawaii just went through, you’d be angry. You know, just like I am. I have been talking about this threat from North Korea for years.”

“A horrified second,” the CNN host commented, “Once you realize it’s not going to happen, that’s when the anger is going to set in.”

“Oh, absolutely,” Gabbard agreed. “It points to the failure of our leaders that we are sitting here in a state where this threat, this text message, is a very real thing. Today’s one was a mistake.”

“Donald Trump is taking too long,” she continued. “He’s not taking this threat seriously. There’s no time to waste. The people of Hawaii and this country should not have to go through something like this before leaders in this country start to take this threat seriously.”

Here’s video of the segment on CNN:

As it turns out, Trump had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Breitbart added:

White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters later implied the false warning stemmed from a state, rather than federal, mishap. “The President has been briefed on the state of Hawaii’s emergency management exercise. This was purely a state exercise,” he said in a statement

According to the Associated Press (AP), Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza confirmed a false alarm.

“Hawaii Emergency Management Agency spokesman Richard Repoza said it was a false alarm and the agency is trying to determine what happened.,” the AP reports.

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“There’s also ‘no time to waste’ for Democrats to deflect blame onto the president for a major screwup that sent Americans into a panic,” Kyle Becker wrote at BizPac Review. “Maybe our time would be better spent trying to fix this alarming problem than pointing fingers at political opponents.”

Exit question: How long before Maxine Waters calls for Trump’s impeachment over this?


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