Omarosa: Trump always used personal phone in White House despite security risk

Omarosa: Trump always used personal phone in White House despite security risk

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanScaramucci breaks up with Trump in now-familiar pattern Press: The new Southern Strategy Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank MORE on Thursday disputed President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' star spurs calls for boycott with support of Hong Kong police Don't let other countries unfairly tax America's most innovative companies MORE's claim that he only uses government phones, saying the president's "memory is fading fast."

"[Trump] ALWAYS used his personal iPhone in WH for calls even after being told over and over again about the security risk," she tweeted.

"He disliked his secure gov issued cell- he said it was slow and 'buggy.'"

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Trump's tweet that Omarosa took issue with was criticizing a New York Times report alleging that the president's personal calls were being listened in on by Russia and China to gain political leverage.

"I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone," Trump tweeted.

"Story is soooo wrong!"

The Times's public relations Twitter account quickly countered Trump's claim, saying that "The New York Times is confident in the accuracy of our reporting."

The paper initially reported that aides have asked Trump to stop using three personal iPhones that are not secure, but he has refused to give them up.

Omarosa has frequently criticized Trump since leaving the White House, including claiming that he needs a mental evaluation. She also wrote a book about her time in the Trump administration, titled "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House."