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Trump sends tweet claiming ‘I rarely use a cellphone’ from iPhone

"I only use Government Phones."

Donald Trump talks on his phone in Dover, New Hampshire on April 27, 2011. (Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)
Donald Trump talks on his phone in Dover, New Hampshire on April 27, 2011. (Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images)

President Donald Trump responded to a New York Times report that Russia and China are spying on calls made from his personal cell phones in a pair of tweets on Thursday morning.

Despite claiming “I rarely use a cellphone,” CBS News’ Sara Cook noticed that both of Trump’s tweets were sent from his iPhone.

All eight of Wednesday’s tweets from Trump’s account were also sent via the Twitter app on his iPhone.

AFP’s Andrew Beatty said he witnessed Trump call a “senior staffer” from what was apparently the president’s personal phone.

CNN also reported that Trump is “increasingly relying on his personal cell phone to contact outside advisers” in April.

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Trump frequently criticized former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, his opponent during the 2016 presidential election, for her handling of classified information, because she used a private email server while leading the State Department under President Obama. The FBI has said there is no evidence to support the claim that Clinton’s personal server was ever compromised.

The New York Times reports White House officials aren’t too worried about potential spying or Trump’s phone being hacked, because the president “is not well versed in the operational specifics of military or covert activities.”

Trump said he sold his Apple stock in 2014 after tweeting numerous complaints about the size of the iPhone’s screen.