China and Russian Federation are reportedly eavesdropping on Trump's phone calls

Friday, 26 Oct, 2018

It was earlier reported today by the New York Times that President Donald Trump's cellphone conversations are being intercepted by Chinese and Russian spies to gather information on his associates and policy positions.

Frustrated current and former USA officials warned that President Donald Trump's personal Apple iPhone is being monitored by Chinese spies, according to The New York Times.

Democrats in the House and Senate on Thursday insisted the New York Times report on Trump's cell phone usage is troubling enough to merit a congressional investigation.

Unlike the other government-managed phones, Trump uses the unaltered personal iPhone because of its ability to store contacts, The Times reported. Story is soooo wrong!' He also uses a third, personal iPhone, which is unsecured and vulnerable to hackers.

They said U.S. spy agencies had learned that China and Russian Federation were eavesdropping on the president's calls from his iPhones and trying to determine what he thinks and how best to sway him.

Trump has said signs of economic weakness in China and its slumping stock markets are proof of the effect US tariffs are having on the Chinese economy. Over the summer, President Trump officially banned all government use of Huawei products.

Shortly after Trump's tweet was sent Thursday (Friday NZ time), former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman took to Twitter to push back against his denial.

Hua said the New York Times should know if they publish this type of report it provides another piece of evidence of making fake news.

The president spent a total of 33 days at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster during 2017, according to a TrumpGolfCount.com, a website that keeps a tally of his trips to that resort and others.

Also, Trump uses the second special iPhone with Twitter and social apps, which works only on a secured Wi-Fi router.

China, in particular, hoped to discern what Trump thinks and who shapes his thinking as the two countries fight a protracted trade war.

During a briefing in Beijing, Hua Chunying, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said that if there are security concerns, Trump could switch to a phone made by Huawei, a Chinese company, or cut off communications altogether.