Being governor can be tough when you’re technologically-challenged.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he got backtracked posting to his social media accounts about his state’s recent missile scare because he didn’t know his Twitter account’s username or password, Fox News reports.
Ige assured reporters on Monday that he now puts his Twitter login credentials into his cellphone so that he can post without waiting on his staff.
Ige’s social media accounts are managed by his staff. Spokesperson Cindy McMillan said Friday that the governor had to track her down before he could post.
Hearing of False Missile Alert: https://t.co/kZTkftWOeh
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) January 19, 2018
The governor shared the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s tweet about the false alarm at 8:24am on January 13–even though he had learned of the error 15 minutes earlier.
There is NO missile threat. https://t.co/qR2MlYAYxL
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) January 13, 2018
Republican gubernatorial contender John Carroll dubbed Ige “Doomsday David,” and called on the governor to resign over the false missile alert and subsequent delayed response.
Carroll said Ige’s credibility took a hit after the people of Hawaii were left fearing for their lives for 40 minutes.
“Doomsday David Ige has got to go now,” the Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted Carroll as saying.
Hawaiians went into panic on January 13 after an emergency alert with the phrase “ballistic missile threat inbound” flashed across mobile screens.
US Pacific Command later confirmed there was no threat.
— U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (@INDOPACOM) January 13, 2018
David Ige has been critical of President Trump.
#Hawaii will not stand for the hateful policies of the Trump WH. We’re standing up for what is right – such as DACA and the Paris Climate Accord. Stop what is wrong – travel ban and keeping transgendered members of the military from defending our flag and our freedom. #HISOTS2018
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) January 22, 2018
But if the governor wants to learn the intricacies of Twitter, there’s no one better than America’s commander-in-chief to give him a few pointers.