Recently, the government accidentally sent out a missile alert to millions of people in Hawaii. After finding out that it was a mistake, eyebrows started to raise after many wondered what took so long to correct the issue.
Well… Governor David Ige felt the need to come clean and admit why it took him over 30 minutes to respond to the crisis.
For at least part of that period, it appears that he was trying to figure out his Twitter password. Say what? Looks like President Trump is not the only social media fan.
According to the Honolulu Star- Advertiser, Ige expressed to reporters Monday after delivering his State of the State address.
“I have to confess that i don’t know my Twitter account log- ons and the passwords.” He also stated that during that time he was also in the process of “making calls to the leadership team both in Hawaii Emergency Management as well as others.”
NPR‘s Emily Sullivan and Emma Bowman stressed the fact that the delay in canceling the warning caused massive panic on the islands. “You have that moment where the unimaginable is happening, and you understand that you very well have minutes before your loved ones and home is destroyed- literally destroyed.” Ige said on Monday that the delay was definitely a lesson learned. He told the Star- Advertiser,
“Certainly that’s one of the changes that i’ve made. I’ve been putting that on my phone so that we can access the social media directly.”