The intelligence community has always been concerned that Trump's use of his personal iPhones potentially opens his communications to surveillance by foreign adversaries, including the Chinese and Russians, U.S. officials said.
They also claimed that there are concerns Russian agencies were also among those listening to Mr Trump's calls.
"The New York Times has a new Fake Story that now the Russians and Chinese (glad they finally added China) are listening to all of my calls on cellphones".
Trump, of course, has access to secure lines inside the White House, but the crux of the Times story is that he uses cell phones so he can chat with long-time friends without having to alert staff about who he's talking to.
First, the New York Timesshould know that such reports provide more evidence that that the NYT is making fake news.More news: Samsung Galaxy Book2 arrives with Snapdragon 850 and Gigabit LTE
They said the Chinese have determined a list of contacts with whom the president speaks most frequently.
"I actually said don't give it to me on the phone", Trump said of information about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Many have called the Chinese government's comments just straight-up trolling -and a damn good one.
On Thursday, the morning after the report came out, President Trump denied the accusation that he uses his personal, unsecured iPhone.