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.

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"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".



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