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Trump Calls on CNN to Retract 'Totally False' Story About Trump's Use of Personal Cell Phone
Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2019 | Bronson Stocking

Posted on 12/07/2019 12:35:35 PM PST by Kaslin

CNN has updated its report that President Trump continues to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated concerns expressed by his staff that such phone calls leave the president vulnerable to surveillance by foreign governments. 

In a tweet on Saturday, President Trump called upon "Fake News" CNN to retract the story that he describes as "totally false information and reporting." Trump also tweeted that he hasn't "had a personal cell phone for years" and only uses "government approved and issued phones." 

Fake News @CNN is reporting that I am “still using personal cell phone for calls despite repeated security warnings.” This is totally false information and reporting. I haven’t had a personal cell phone for years. Only use government approved and issued phones. Retract!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2019

One of the authors of the report responded to the president's tweet, stating CNN is standing by its report.

We stand by our story, which you can read here from me, @kaitlancollins & @maeganvaz: https://t.co/kXY0HCobjW https://t.co/XH95gdlLkZ— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) December 7, 2019

But CNN did, however, update the original story to include "more information about the cell phones the President uses." What CNN apparently meant by "personal cell phone" is actually a government-approved cell phone that has been issued for the President to use. The report appears misleading at best because a government-approved phone that has been assigned to the president isn't exactly what comes to mind when people think about Trump's "personal cell phone." 

So CNN thinks it's newsworthy that Trump is actually using a cell phone the government gave him to use? No wonder their ratings are in the tank. 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2020election; cellphones; clintonnonnews; cnn; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; fakenews; media; medialiar; mediawingofthednc; msm; partisanmediashills; presidenttrump; presstitutes; ratings; smearmachine; surveillance; zacharycohen
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1 posted on 12/07/2019 12:35:35 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

When CNN reports about a Republican or Conservative using some government resource for “personal” use, ask yourself — did they ever report about a Democrat doing the same?


2 posted on 12/07/2019 12:37:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: Kaslin

So it was okay when 0 refused to use a govt phone...


3 posted on 12/07/2019 12:37:23 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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4 posted on 12/07/2019 12:42:12 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Kaslin

Hillary Clinton private email service.

End of today’s attempt to smear you mindless hyper hypocritical political bigots at CNN


5 posted on 12/07/2019 12:42:51 PM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: Kaslin

Hellary used her government phone and email to schedule yoga classes and to check on her grandchildren and to send top secret documents to her maid to copy. Not one demonrat’s eyebrow was raised.


6 posted on 12/07/2019 12:44:27 PM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

I am sure HRC’s 2020 campaign pushed this story to CNN so they can say “see everyone does it.”


7 posted on 12/07/2019 12:48:05 PM PST by Kenny500c
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To: Kaslin

No problem that Hilly used a NON-government Blackberry, despite being warned not to .... and of course, there was the infamous ‘secret’ non-government server. CNN needs to do a story on THAT before I’ll read anything on Trump (which will be fake news, of course).


8 posted on 12/07/2019 12:48:55 PM PST by Qiviut (I love the smell of covfefe in the morning - coffee or napalm, depending on the day.)
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To: Mmogamer

And it was OK Hillary was connected to over 100 blackberries that automatically download their contents to anyone close by on her network, or that she smashed 30 of them to keep the contents secret. But once again, Trump using an authorized phone means “Orange Man Bad”. Really, I’m so over it.


9 posted on 12/07/2019 12:51:47 PM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Kaslin

If that certain person identified only by a letter between P and R is to be believed, Trump has two cell phones. One he only used for tweets, and one that is used for official secure government business.


10 posted on 12/07/2019 1:12:32 PM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Kaslin
...such phone calls leave the president vulnerable to surveillance by foreign governments.

Foreign?! He should be more worried about domestic government agencies commonly know as the Deep State.

Maybe that's why they want him to use a government approved phone: it already has the latest spyware installed and is easier for the CIA to hack...

11 posted on 12/07/2019 1:16:14 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Kaslin

So CNN lied. Surprised?


12 posted on 12/07/2019 1:24:02 PM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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To: Kaslin

Until POTUS gains control of the FCC and the airwaves, the deprogramming of the brainwashed “Unfortunates” will continue.


13 posted on 12/07/2019 1:28:37 PM PST by Right-wing Librarian
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To: Kaslin

CNN are scum intent on destroying America.


14 posted on 12/07/2019 1:31:24 PM PST by MarMema
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To: Qiviut

It seems that if he had used a personal cell, CNN or somebody would have intercepted the signal. As I recall that’s what happened to Newt Gingrich.


15 posted on 12/07/2019 1:46:54 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Kaslin

Did CNN ever get their panties in a wad when Hillary destroyed 33,000 government emails that had been subpoenaed, along with her cell phones which were hammered to destroy them?


16 posted on 12/07/2019 2:20:40 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin
The last Trump story on CNN that I believed was this one:

I think it's the worst thing ever reported about our great President that was true. If I ever have dinner with him and only get one scoop, I'm going to ask Melania if I can have three scoops!

17 posted on 12/07/2019 3:00:53 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Kaslin

Bookmark bump!


18 posted on 12/07/2019 3:32:52 PM PST by nralife
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To: carriage_hill

that sign needs an image of a pair of buns with nothing in the middle AND a line that says “Over 1,000,000 Served!”


19 posted on 12/07/2019 5:41:26 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

Good idea!
Wish I could do it in a graphics program, but I can only manage Paint Shot Pro v7, and barely at that.


20 posted on 12/07/2019 6:04:01 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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