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President Donald Trump pushed back on Thursday against a New York Times report that said intelligence officials believe Russia and China are listening to phone calls he makes using his three personal iPhones.
Trump uses the iPhones to call friends, according to the report, and aides have warned him that the calls on the phone are not secure.
“The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wrote a long and boring article on my cellphone usage that is so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it. I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone. Story is soooo wrong!” the president wrote.
The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wrote a long and boring article on my cellphone usage that is so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it. I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone. Story is soooo wrong!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
However—as was spotted by people on Twitter—it appears the president refuted a story about him using iPhones by tweeting using an iPhone, as shown on TweetDeck.
The Times reported that China, in particular, has listened to the president’s phone calls and have tried to use the information they hear to try and influence the president by lobbying people he speaks with.
The fact that Trump blasted a report about him using his iPhone by tweeting from an iPhone caught the eye of people on Twitter.
::via Twitter for iPhone:: https://t.co/Eh5aBErfxC— Allison (@AllisonB) October 25, 2018
"...have only one seldom used government cell phone..."— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) October 25, 2018
He tweets. From an iPhone.
The same iPhone he tweets from EVERY DAY. https://t.co/7vC87BR2rL
Trump used an iPhone to argue against the story that he inappropriately uses his personal iPhone https://t.co/8kklcJaMuR— Hope Matthews (@HopeResist) October 25, 2018
*he says in a tweet he typed on his phone* https://t.co/ZFiVYODcoB— Diddy Kong Bundy (@rdmb1) October 25, 2018
You can read all of the New York Times report here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).