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‘YOU DID THIS!’ Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Blames Trump For Hawaii False Alarm

Actress and yogurt salesman Jamie Lee Curtis knows exactly whom to blame for a false alarm that told Hawaiians an incoming ballistic missile was detected.

It was all President Trump’s fault. Duh.

Now, never mind that Trump was in Florida at the time. On the golf course. And forget that Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA), run by the Hawaiian state government, apologized for setting off the false alarm when someone pushed the wrong button.

In a Saturday afternoon post on Twitter, Curtis attacked Trump, writing “YOU DID THIS!”

“This Hawaii missile scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM. RAGE. EGO. IMMATURITY and your UNSTABLE IDIOCY. Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!” the actress tweeted.

Hawaii went into a panic after an emergency notification went out early Saturday afternoon alerting residents of an incoming ballistic missile. The initial alert warned residents to “seek shelter,” while a second alert sent 38 minutes later said that “there is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii.”

Democratic Gov. David Ige blamed the error on an unnamed state employee. It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button,” Ige said.

Trump was on the golf course at the time the false alert was sent. He was briefed on the situation, according to the White House, which called the matter a “state exercise.”

“The President has been briefed on the state of Hawaii’s emergency management exercise. This was purely a state exercise,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

Curtis, who says on her Twitter bio, “Living my life, one day, one tweet at a time,” didn’t explain exactly how it was Trump’s fault. And while she’s followed by nearly 375,000 people, some took the B-actress to task for her tweet.