Chinese have cracked Trump's iPhones

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Nevertheless, switching from an iPhone to a Huawei handset probably wouldn't have stopped the phone tapping documented by Times.The newspaper's report doesn't explicitly detail how China and Russian Federation have been allegedly spying on Trump; it merely says the his calls have been intercepted as they travel through "cell tower, cables, and switches that make up national and global cellphone networks".

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

It seems that US President Donald Trump's use of smartphones just won't stay out of the news, with the latest being that a New York Times report has the president using three iPhones, one of which is a personal, unsecured device.

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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.

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

Reacting to the report, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying in Beijing said "certain people in the USA are sparing no efforts to win the best screenplay award at the Oscars".

The president keeps two official iPhones with modifications by the National Security Agency, and a third personal phone for personal contacts, White House officials said.

"If there are concerns about Apple calls being listened-in on, then you can change to Huawei phones", she continued.

These aides also caution the president that the Russians are listening in to his conversations, while U.S. Intelligence states that Chinese spies are often listening in as well. A list containing the names of these people are said to be used by China in an attempt to influence the president's thinking on matters important to the country, like the U.S.

"One of the biggest stories of our time is the Mueller investigation", it tweeted.

Trump followed up his capitalized show of reverence to "Government Phones" by noting that he rarely even uses cell phones, preferring the far more dignified "Hard Lines". CNN noted in April that after John Kelly became chief of staff, Trump made more calls through the White House switchboard, but by the time of the April report, the President had begun to make more calls through his cell.