Trump Has "1 Official iPhone": White House Rejects "Fake" NYT Report

26 October, 2018, 14:48 | Author: Frank Williams
  • Donald Trump listens to a call on his mobile phone in 2016

China has provided US President Donald Trump with some suggestions if he is anxious about foreign eavesdropping on his iPhones - use a Chinese-made Huawei mobile instead.

"Reading this report, I feel that today in the United States there really are some people who are doing their utmost to win best script at the Oscars", she said. It claimed that Russian Federation and China could be eavesdropping on Trump's personal iPhone.

One day after The New York Times reported the story, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley issued a statement that refuted the facts contained in it.

Security officials wish he would use an official, secured White House landline - instead of his personal iPhones - to call up his friends and associates. "Just more made up Fake News!".

Trump was warned by USA intelligence agencies, that Chinese spies have been eavesdropping on his calls and exploiting the information as they negotiate an ongoing trade dispute, The New York Times reports.

Hua's comments come after Verizon and AT&T dropped plans to sell a new Huawei handset amidst reported pressure from USA government officials.

President Donald Trump may have disclosed sensitive information to Fox News host Sean Hannity over an unsecured cellular phone.

More news: Why have Ross Barkley's arm tattoos have all disappeared?

"When Trump took office, I warned Republicans about the dangers of his cellphone usage", he tweeted.

In what amounts to a marriage of lobbying and espionage, the Chinese have pieced together a list of the people with whom Mr. Trump regularly speaks in hopes of using them to influence the president, the officials said.

While this is hardly the first time Trump has been critical of The New York Times' reporting about him, eagle-eyed Twitter users quickly noticed something about the tweet itself: It was sent from an iPhone. South China Morning Post reports that Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, said that if Trump is anxious about his iPhone being tapped, he should switch to Huawei (the implication being that a Huawei phone would be more secure). "Story is soooo wrong!" the president wrote. Trump claims that he only uses government phones, although we do know that there have been problems with his wish to use his own phone in the past.

As for Trump's claims that he "doesn't have time" to correct the supposed lies, Trump is known for watching TV for hours on end.

In a post on Twitter, Newman wrote that Trump "ALWAYS used his personal iPhone in [the White House] for calls even after being told over and over again about the security risk".

Hua compared the report to "fake news".

Recommended:



Popular

Trump sends troops to Mexican border as response to migrant caravan
President Trump will not be bullied into letting thousands of immigrants pour into the country. So far, only a little over 2,000 have been used.

Los Angeles Lakers Report Card: Game 4 vs. Phoenix Suns
In 25 minutes, he shot 10-of-14 with 23 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. The Nuggets entered giving up less than 100 points a game.

Adenovirus Outbreak In New Jersey Kills 6 Children, Sickens 12 More
Officials say that this strain is typically associated with a disease in communal living spaces. A health department team is at the facility, and an inspection team was also there Sunday.

Turkish police raid villa in western Turkey as part of Khashoggi probe
Mr Trump spoke on Sunday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who is the son of Saudi King Salman. The newspaper said Mr Trump declined to say whether he believed the crown prince's denials.

Putin receives Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions
Experts warn that China would put pressure on countries in the region to refuse U.S. requests to position missiles there. National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Tuesday.

Pregnant Meghan Markle Cradles Tiny Baby Bump on Australia's Fraser Island
Update! #meghan WILL got to Fraser Island but WONT do any engagements there... a good walk on the beach could be just the ticket. She also sported sunglasses on her head and at one point the mum-to-be could be seen lovingly cradling her baby bump.

Erdogan to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death
Trump initially said he believed the Saudi account, but on Saturday he said he still does not know where Khashoggi's body is. The official said Saudi statements had changed because of "false information reported internally at the time".

Red Sox Concerns Fade as They Roll Into the World Series
If not for Andrew Benintendi's incredible catch to win the game , this series might have played out very differently. Let's be honest, this is a lot more fun than throwing a fastball at a guy because of the "unwritten rules".

Black Caps lose Guptill for Pakistan series
Abbas finished the series with 17 wickets in two matches and was named man of the match and man of the series for his exploits. Travis Head's nick to Abbas on 36 in the seventh over of the day sparked a woeful collapse of 4-7 in 26 balls.

Mexican ambassador makes a stunning accusation about migrant caravan from Honduras
The developments on Friday came as Mike Pompeo prepared to fly to Mexico to discuss migration with the country's officials. Donald Trump has threatened to send the U.S. military to close the border with Mexico in angry early-morning tweets.