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Did Jamie Lee Curtis Disrespect President Trump? (Photos)

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis blasted President Donald Trump for not responding to the false alarm in Hawaii that alerted residents of an incoming missile -- and blamed the president for the alert happening in the first place.

Curtis took to Twitter to slam the president, who was golfing when the incident occurred.

"This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump,"  Curtis' tweet read. "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!"

Hawaii residents were panicked after receiving notifications of an incoming ballistic missile threat, warning them they needed to seek shelter immediately. Thirty-eight minutes later, a second alert informed residents that there was "no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii," The Hill reported.

Democratic Hawaii Gov. David Ige later blamed the incident on an error.

"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 playing golf at the time, and the White House said in a statement he was briefed of the false alarm.

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

Meanwhile, Trump has continued to take heat for comments he made in which he reportedly called Haiti and African countries "s**thole" countries. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized Trump on Twitter for his comments, and tied the controversy with the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

"The poverty of an aspiring immigrant's nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race," Romney tweeted, CNN reported. "The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America's history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & 'charity for all.'"

Romney has been an outspoken critic of Trump since the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, calling him a "fraud" and a "phony" in a now-infamous speech.

Despite the friction between Trump and Romney, Trump considered the former Massachusetts governor for the role of secretary of state in his administration. Romney is now rumored to be seeking nomination to replace Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who reportedly won't seek re-election.

Trump denied using the language that was reported in the meeting, but several people on both sides of the aisle confirmed that the president did, in fact, refer to African countries as "s**thole" countries and questioned why more people didn't immigrate from countries like Norway.

Sources: The HillCNN / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Screenshot Jamie Lee Curtis/Twitter, Screenshot Mitt Romney/Twitter 

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