China denies spying on Trump's cellphone, suggests change of phones

China denies spying on Trump's cellphone, suggests change of phones

China denies spying on Trump's cellphone, suggests change of phones

The newspaper alleges, citing the same anonymous officials, that China and Russian Federation are listening in on Trump's calls.

President Donald Trump pushed back on Thursday against a New York Times report that said intelligence officials believe Russian Federation and China are listening to phone calls he makes using his three personal iPhones.

US President Donald Trump hasn't given up his personal cellphone, unlike previous presidents, according to a report in the New York Times.

If the still concerned about security, Trump could "abandon all modern communication devices and cut off contact with the outside completely", she said.

Trump reportedly has two iPhones that were programmed by the National Security Agency for official use, but he keeps a third, personal phone that remains unaltered - much like the normal iPhones on the consumer market, according to the officials.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the New York Times report was "fake news".

"President Trump took to Twitter to respond to a recent New York Times article that reported he routinely uses his unsecure iPhones to speak with friends and associates, instead of using a secure White House phone line".

The U.S. Department of Defense stopped selling some Huawei and ZTE devices on military bases last May, Reuters reports.

Then-candidate Trump would often criticise Hillary Clinton for her poor security during the 2016 presidential election. "Story is soooo wrong!"

Early in the morning, Donald Trump in a tweet said that the New York Times story is false and he uses only one cellphone.

"I actually said don't give it to me on the phone", Trump said of information about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Chinese are allegedly using the intel harvested from Trump's cell phone calls to influence their trade war with the United States by putting together a list of people Trump talks to and "using them to influence the president" by tapping Chinese businessmen to feed them propaganda.

Shortly after Trump's tweet was sent Thursday, former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who was sacked in December, took to Twitter to push back against his denial.

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.

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