China, Russia eavesdrop on Donald Trump’s phone calls: NYT Report

US spy agencies have found out that both Russian Federation and China are using information from Trump's calls to try to gain influence on the president's circle of trusted friends.

China responded to a report that its spies listened to President Donald Trump's phone conversations.

Regarding her suggestion that Trump use a Huawei instead of an iPhone, this appears to be a sly reference to the USA government forbidding its agencies from using any technologies or services from the Chinese company.

President Donald Trump was roasted on Twitter after The New York Times reported Wednesday that he continues to use an unsecured personal iPhone, despite repeated warnings it is being tapped by the Russian and Chinese security services. White House officials say they can only hope he refrains from discussing classified information when he is on them. "I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone".

But aides say the voluble president, who has been pressured into using his secure White House landline more often these days, has still refused to give up his iPhones.

The plan is to "feed arguments to the friends of the Trump friends", and "that those people will pass on what they are hearing, and that Beijing's views will eventually be delivered to the president by trusted voices", per the Times.

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He uses three iPhones, two of which have been made marginally more secure by the National Security Agency.

MSNBC's Chris Hayes mockingly suggested Trump should "just make every single call on speakerphone on live TV".

"If they are really very anxious about Apple phones being bugged, then they can change to using Huawei", a commentator said.

The information Chinese spies have collected included who Trump regularly speaks to and why, The Times said, and was part of a wider lobbying effort to influence Trump's friends and business associates.

Amusingly the Chinese authorities have said that Trump should not mess around with overpriced and insecure Apple gear and should be using something more secure like a Huawei.

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