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President Donald Trump hosts a reception for House and Senate leaders in the the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Expect a text from President Trump this week


WASHINGTON (Circa) - President Trump is going to text you on Thursday. Actually, he's going to text the whole country.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission are going to be testing the nationwide Emergency Alert System on Thursday afternoon.

"The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the capability to address the nation during a national emergency." The FEMA news release said.

All cell phones that are on and have providers registered with the system should capable of receiving the "Presidential Alert" text.

Many have taken to social media to express their unfavorable opinions of the new system. Those with participating wireless providers will be unable to opt out of the messages due to the Communications Act of 1934. The law authorizes the President to use certain private sector communications systems for priority communications, such as sending emergency messages.

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