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Trump tweet claiming he ‘only uses government phones’ sent from iPhone

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Donald
Trump listens to his mobile phone during a lunch stop in South
Carolina.

AP Photo/Matt
Rourke


  • President Donald Trump routinely uses unsecure iPhones
    to speak with friends and associates, instead of a secure White
    House line, according to a recent report from The New York
    Times.
  • In a tweet, Trump said the report was “soooo
    wrong!” and insisted “I only use Government
    Phones.”

  • The tweet was sent from an iPhone,
    bu



    t it’s not clear if Trump sent
    the tweet himself, or if it was sent by one of his
    aides. 

The President is online again. 

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.

“I only use Government Phones, and have only one
seldom used government cell phone,
” Trump said in a tweet
sent from his account, adding “Story is soooo
wrong!” 

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. 


trump sent from iphoneTwitter

The Twitter app itself doesn’t reveal the platform a tweet was
sent on, but the social network’s TweetDeck app does, which is
how many discovered the tweet was sent from an iPhone.

But it’s still not airtight proof the President himself
sent the tweet from an iPhone he was using —  he could have,
but his aides also have access to his Twitter account and

often post for him
.

The Times reported that Trump’s use of his iPhones to speak
with friends allows Chinese and Russian to listen in on his calls
to get an idea of what types of arguments are successful with the
president, and who he trusts. The ability to compromise Trump’s
calls isn’t a flaw of the iPhones themselves, but rather is a

security issue stemming from cellular networks
. The Times
also stated that Trump has two iPhones: one for Twitter and other
basic web apps, and one for making phone calls.

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