Last Updated Jan 13, 2018 5:54 PM EST
President Trump's first public remarks Saturday after a false alert warning Hawaiians of anwas not to comfort people whose nerves were on edge, or assurance that such an incident will never happen again. Instead, Mr. Trump tweeted about "fake news" promoting "mentally deranged" Michael Wolff, author of "Fire and Fury: Inside Donald Trump's White House" and the 2016 election.
The president was at his golf course in Florida shortly after the false alert -- apparently caused by a state emergency management employee pushing the wrong button -- sent Hawaii residents panicking. It took Hawaii emergency officials 38 minutes for residents to receive an alert notifying them the previous alert was a false alarm.
Mr. Trump was briefed on the incident.
"The president has been briefed on the state of Hawaii's emergency management exercise," a White House official told CBS News. "This was purely a state (controlled) exercise."
The Federal Communications Commission, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, isinto the false missile alert.
Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is calling for an independent review of the incident.