Trump feels inconvenient to give his Twitter phone for internal security checks: Report
US President Donald Trump is reportedly disregarding security advice by using at least two iPhones and refusing to cooperate on screening one of them for hacking attempts because he felt it is "too inconvenient," Politico reported.
Trump has one iPhone which can be used only for making calls while the other is used as his Twitter phone which has access to various news websites and the social network, as per White House officials, the report added.
Though Trump has allowed routine checks on his call phone to thwart security threats, he hasn't given his Twitter phone for the same for five months now, citing inconvenience as the reason, the report said.
The US president is powerful enough to ignore the White House policy but by overlooking an important security concern, he could put his country's safety at risk, teh report added. Devices could be hacked by foreign intelligence agencies to gain key information and the US has no dearth of enemies.
The report also said that Trump had repeatedly criticised his presidential poll rival Hilary Clinton for her use of a personal email server but at least six senior individuals in his administration did similar things, including his son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner, a Guardian report said.
Former president Barack Obama was also not allowed to use an iPhone because his advisers felt it was not secure enough. Obama had a soft corner for his BlackBerry before taking over the reins in 2009 and had a specially customised phone foe him which had no camera, microphone or GPS. But even that special phone was taken for examination every one month, the Politico report added.
Obama was the first US president to use email and win a fight against the NSA to allow him to keep a BlackBerry though it was allegedly restricted to speaking with just 10 people.