White House scrambles after false missile warning in Hawaii

A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday, frantically phoning agencies to determine a response and triggering worries about their preparedness almost a year into the Trump administration…

The administration official said there was no military response around the president during the incident — as would be expected during an actual missile attack — because there was no actual threat detected by the military. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster later briefed the president on the events, and Trump tasked him with overseeing the administration’s response, the official said.