Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night mocked President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE’s new nationwide alert system by releasing a Hollywood-style trailer warning of the implications.

Kimmel said that the alert system, which was tested for the first time on Wednesday and allows the administration to send a warning to all Americans in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist incident, is a “bad idea.”

“What we do here in Hollywood when we have a bad idea? We make a major motion picture out of it,” Kimmel joked, before playing the trailer.


The short film focuses on a family driving through a city, when the parents begin to receive alerts for what they assume are Trump’s tweets coming to their cell phones. But after remembering that they blocked Trump on Twitter, the true nature of the message dawns on them.

“This isn’t a tweet,” the man says in horror. “This is a text message.”

“NO COLLUSION!” the alert reads. “WITCH HUNT!”

The man's wife throws her husband’s phone out of the car window as the children in the backseat receive alerts on their iPad.

“Mommy, what’s a ‘witch hunt?’ ” the daughter asks.

The trailer then shows families running frantically out of their cars as the presidential alert system begins to take over their technology.

As chaos ensues — one man cuts off his own hand to remove his smart watch and a nearby police officer shoots his phone — the movie’s title is revealed: “The Textening: On a Phone Near You.”

The alert system cannot be turned off by cell phone users. Officials have said that use of the system for official alerts is allowed under a 2016 law signed by then-President Obama ordering the testing of the emergency alert system.

The system cannot be used by law for any purpose other than "to transmit a message that does not relate to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster or threat to public safety."

Activists had filed a lawsuit last week to block Trump's use of the system, arguing that “without more specific definitions” it could be used for political purposes.