Donald Trump: New York Times Report on My Cell Phone Use ‘Soooo Wrong!’

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to his mobile phone during a lunch stop in North Charleston, S.C. Trump’s approach to Twitter has been as unorthodox as his presidential campaign. The billionaire’s use of the social media service has been unpredictable …
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President Donald Trump denied a New York Times report that his cell phone use allowed Russia and China to listen in to many of his phone conversations.

“The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York Times wrote a long and boring article on my cell phone usage that is so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Times sourced their report to “several current and former officials” who criticized Trump’s phone habits, in particular, the use of a personal cell phone.

But Trump denied the report.

“I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone,” he wrote. “Story is soooo wrong!”

The report said that American intelligence reported that Chinese and Russian spies were intercepting Trump’s private calls, and using the information to better understand the president.

Trump defied the report, noting on Twitter that he preferred “hard lines” and only used cell phones “rarely.”


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