Trump still uses unsecured Android phone

Trump still uses unsecured Android phone
© Getty Images

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE still uses his unsecured Android phone, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The decision to keep using the old phone was protested by some of his aides, according to the publication.

Before the president's inauguration, The Associated Press reported that Trump had given up his personal cellphone.

ADVERTISEMENT

He had apparently told a friend before he was sworn in that he had given up the phone at the advice of security agencies.

Trump is known for tweeting personally from his device, an Android smartphone, often posting announcements or attacking his rivals.

After his victory last year, the president expressed concern that he wouldn't be able to continue using his Android cellphone when he assumed office.

The president told the Times on Tuesday the White House has the "most beautiful phones I've ever used in my life."

“The world’s most secure system,” he added. “The words just explode in the air."