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There was an ever-present fear among Democrats during the 2016 campaign of what would happen if Donald Trump had nuclear capabilities. On Saturday, they almost found out exactly how he would respond when, for 38 minutes, Hawaii residents believed they were under a ballistic missile attack.

Local Hawaiians and those visiting received a text like this on their phones:

It turned out to be a false alarm, but Trump's detractors wasted no time blaming the whole thing on Trump, including a former Obama-era defense official, Patrick Granfield:

Trump was golfing at his own Trump International Golf Course in Florida when the alert went out.

An infographic shows just how long it would take a missile from North Korea to hit different U.S. cities, and it lists Honolulu at 37 minutes.

Screenshot/Business Insider

38 minutes later, another mass alert was sent out through the EAS system stating that the initial alert was a false alarm.

We all breathed a sigh of relief.

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