The White House Dismisses Report That Claims US President Has Three Cellphones

The White House Dismisses Report That Claims US President Has Three Cellphones

The White House Dismisses Report That Claims US President Has Three Cellphones

A bombshell story came out in The New York Times on Wednesday alleging that President Trump routinely uses insecure iPhones when calling friends and associates and that foreign agents are spying on his conversations.

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).

Trump's cell phone use has been noted throughout his tenure, and security experts have raised concerns in the past.

"It seems that Russia has not made such strong efforts like China, because of the obvious proximity of Mr. trump to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin" - the newspaper quoted words of a former official.

US President Donald Trump has a serious iPhone problem and could pose a huge problem for US national security.Despite warnings from security advisors, Trump continues to use an unsecured iPhone to talk with friends, colleagues, and business partners.

The Times cited current and former USA officials as saying China has a sophisticated approach toward the intercepted presidential phone calls and is seeking to use them to determine what Trump thinks, whom he listens to and how best to sway him.

The current and former United States officials, who spoke to The New York Times on the condition of anonymity, said China hopes to use the information to stop a trade war with the U.S. blowing out further.

Aides have repeatedly told him that his cellphone calls are not secure, but although the president has been persuaded to use his secure White House landline more often, he has refused to give up the phones, the Times said.Trump called the Times report incorrect on Thursday, and dismissed it as "long and boring".

None are completely secure as calls can be intercepted as they travel through cell towers, cables and switches that make up national and global phone networks, the report said.

Russia, too, dismissed the eavesdropping allegations. I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone. In particular, it is trying to use what it learns to prevent the current trade war between the two countries from escalating further, the Times said.

"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 Times reported.

According to the NYT, US spy agencies have determined that China and Russian Federation are "eavesdropping" on President Donald Trump's phone calls.

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