MSNBC’s Chris Hayes mockingly suggested Trump should “just make every single call on speakerphone on live TV.” CNN’s Jim Sciutto, meanwhile, dubbed Trump’s reported phone use a “security breach.”
Other critics accused Trump of hypocrisy, given his attacks on 2016 presidential election rival Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
Seriously he should just make every single call on speakerphone on live TV.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 24, 2018
The story about Trump’s spied-upon iPhone calls underlines his deep and dangerous stupidity
— David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) October 25, 2018
A bewildered mid-level Chinese signals analyst listening to an endless call where Trump recounts a particularly eventful night in with Don King in ’92 and the CEO of Blackstone just nods along waiting for his chance to suggest we abolish the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) October 24, 2018
Got that, America? Trump is ~knowingly allowing China and Russia to eavesdrop on him~ but I’m sure he’s totally keeping his gaping maw shut about classified crap when he chit-chats on his iPhone because attention to that kind of thing is so like him.
— Daniel “the Devil’s cabana boy 😈” Summers (@WFKARS) October 24, 2018
On the other hand, Chinese intelligence is now intimately aware of the details of how they said we could never get to 270, they said they was no path, everybody on the fake news, but look at that beautiful map, it was the biggest landslide anyone has ever https://t.co/j8uz8qfoj1 pic.twitter.com/QAJkgv3blo
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) October 24, 2018
That the Chinese and Russians are listening to Trump’s personal iPhone is mind blowing. Hillary stopped using her Blackberry when she became SecState. So did Obama when he became POTUS. Not Trump. He’s our greatest national security threat! Grow up Donald. https://t.co/i9rDWpZ2Mc
— John Dean (@JohnWDean) October 25, 2018
LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!
Say why are we locking up Hillary again?
HER EMAILS STUPID. SHE LET EVERYONE READ HER TOP SECRET EMAILS.
Um. Did you hear about Trump’s iPhone? China and Russia are listening to his calls.
SHUT UP YOU LIBTARD!
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) October 24, 2018
This is horrific. The Chinese and Russians are eavesdropping on Trump’s personal phone calls on his iPhone. He’s been told to stop using the unsecure phone, and refuses.
This 1,000,000 times worse than Hillary’s emails. https://t.co/kw4c9BEf2Q
— John Scare-avosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) October 24, 2018
The story “Chinese spies listen to Trump’s phone calls because he refuses to stop using his iPhone” is somehow the most unbelievable, but totally believable story I’ve read today.
— Kris M. Wernowsky (@kriswernowsky) October 24, 2018
President Trump continues to use an insecure iPhone, as the Chinese and Russians listen in, despite repeated security warnings. For all his complaints about Hillary Clinton’s emails, he’s a gift to foreign spies that keeps on giving. https://t.co/ZdYDGkO0or
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 24, 2018
The Chinese are listening into Trump’s phone calls, have made a list of the friends he trusts, and are now using said friends to (unwittingly) advance Chinese interests. Eye-poppingly insane spycraft made possible bc Trump wont give up…his iPhones. WHAT. https://t.co/uGsm55yKnn
— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) October 24, 2018