Report: Trump has given up personal cellphone

Report: Trump has given up personal cellphone
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Less than 24 hours before his inauguration, The Associated Press reports President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE has given up his personal cellphone.

Trump apparently told a friend on Thursday that he has given up the phone on the advice of security agencies.


Trump has become known for tweeting personally from his device, an Android smartphone and being surprisingly available to those with his number.

It appears he’ll now follow in the footsteps of President Obama, who traded in his personal device for a secure Blackberry when he took office.

Personal smartphones are a relatively new problem for security officials to deal with — Obama was the nation’s first president who regularly used a cellphone.