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After taking office, Trump will have power to send text straight to your phone

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Starting January 20, when Donald Trump takes over as president, he will be able to send a text straight to your phone. (KCTV5) Starting January 20, when Donald Trump takes over as president, he will be able to send a text straight to your phone. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Starting January 20, when Donald Trump takes over as president, he will be able to send a text straight to your phone. 

Congress allows wireless emergency alerts to be sent for three different reasons

  1. If it involves an imminent threat to safety or life
  2. If it's an Amber Alert
  3. If it's an alert issued by the president. 

Unlike the first two, there's no way to block the third one. 

Presidents of the United States have had the power to send an emergency alert through the National Warning, Alert and Response Network. 

How likely is it to happen? 

President George W. Bush did not use it and so far, President Obama has not. 

Before Trump would send an alert, he would have to get approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

Once that's done, he can reach you at any time and any place. 

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