China said listening to Trump's phone calls with some wealthy Jewish friends

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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.

Reacting to the report, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying in Beijing said "certain people in the United States are sparing no efforts to win the best screenplay award at the Oscars".

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".

"If they are still not at ease, then in order to have an entirely secure device, they can stop using all forms of modern communication devices and cut off all ties with the outside world", she said.

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.

Frustrated current and former U.S. officials warned that President Donald Trump's personal Apple iPhone is being monitored by Chinese spies, according to The New York Times.

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Hua's comments come after Verizon and AT&T dropped plans to sell a new Huawei handset amidst reported pressure from U.S. government officials.

US President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans on January 26, 2017.

They said the Chinese have determined a list of contacts with whom the president speaks most frequently.

President Trump regularly uses his iPhones to tweet and, reportedly, to make phones calls.

"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.

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