President Donald Trump on Thursday hit back at a New York Times article about his use of an unsecured iPhone to call friends outside of the White House, labeling the report “so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it.”
“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,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone. Story is soooo wrong!”
The Times reported on Wednesday that despite having access to a secure landline in the White House, Trump frequently uses an iPhone to call friends “to gossip, gripe or solicit their latest take on how he is doing,” exposing him to eavesdropping by Chinese and Russian spies.
“American intelligence reports indicate that Chinese spies are often listening — and putting to use invaluable insights into how to best work the president and affect administration policy,” the Times reported, citing unnamed U.S. officials.