China Mocks Report Claiming Trump's iPhone Hacked: 'Use Huawei'

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President Donald Trump reportedly continues to use his personal iPhone for business instead of a more secure government-supplied device, despite ample evidence that China and Russian Federation have hacked the phone and are eavesdropping on his calls.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was asked about the story during a press conference on Thursday.

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

While Trump is using his secure landlines more often, aides are said to be frustrated that he has refused to give up his two official iPhones and a personal one.

A Chinese official also denied the Times report, dismissing it as "fake news".

The Times reported that American intelligence reports said Chinese and Russian spies are listening in when Trump calls friends on one of his iPhones and is using the information to try to influence him and impact administration policy.

The US Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices from Huawei or ZTE, another major Chinese telecoms gear-maker.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that US President Donald Trump urged the Spanish government to tackle the Mediterranean migration crisis by building a wall across the Sahara desert.




China responded to a report that President Donald Trump's personal iPhone was tapped by its spies by suggesting that he switch to Huawei.

Hua's remarks about President Trump potentially using a Huawei smartphone come after Australia, India, and the United States have banned Huawei from supplying their respective governments with technology, while Canada and the UK are also mulling similar bans. "Story is soooo wrong!" the president wrote.

They said the Chinese have determined a list of contacts with whom the president speaks most frequently. Trump, however, ridiculed the idea in a morning tweet.

In September, Trump demanded that the N.Y. Times reveal the name of the anonymous source who wrote an op-ed claiming to work from within the administration to undermine the president.

Mr. Trumpreacted to the report through his Twitter account Thursday, labeling it "fake news".

A 2012 report by a congressional panel said Huawei's equipment was a security risk and the USA has banned government personnel from using the company's devices.

As for Trump's claims that he "doesn't have time" to correct the supposed lies, Trump is known for watching TV for hours on end.

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