Trump Alarms Security Experts By Handing Out His Cell Number To World Leaders And Inviting Their Calls

The Associated Press reports:

President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief’s communications.

Trump has urged leaders of Canada and Mexico to reach him on his cellphone, according to former and current U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the practice. Of the two, only Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken advantage of the offer so far, the officials said.

Trump also exchanged numbers with French President Emmanuel Macron when the two spoke immediately following Macron’s victory earlier this month, according to a French official, who would not comment on whether Macron intended to use the line.

Presidents generally place calls on one of several secure phone lines, including those in the White House Situation Room, the Oval Office or the presidential limousine. Even if Trump uses his government-issued cellphone, his calls are vulnerable to eavesdropping, particularly from foreign governments, national security experts say.

Something something Hillary private server something.

  • Mike in Texas

    Well at least he wasn’t giving out his hotel room key.

    • Tawreos

      If some country makes a hot 20-something blonde their leader he probably will.

      • If I were the leader of one of the smaller, expendable (in Putin’s eyes) countries, that suggestion would make me very nervous.

  • Tawreos

    Someone really needs to explain to him that he is not Fratboy In Chief.

  • Will Parkinson

    Thank goodness we didn’t get Hillary in office. Her and that e-mail thing, you know.

  • kareemachan

    Well, Putin DID tell him to….

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    LOL. Is Sean Spicer trolling Trump? Or has he just thrown in the towel?

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/869752818256797696

    • Jonathan Smith

      “‘fairly unbelievable” I’d believe.

      • boatboy_srq

        Personally I’d go with “unfairly believable”, but that’s just me.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Quote mining. Here’s the rest:
      “They get along very well. He has a lot respect for her. They continue to grow the bond that they had during their talks in the G-7.”

      • thatotherjean

        I’m inclined to think that Mr. Spicer says what he gets paid to say, then goes home and gets drunk.

    • The_Wretched

      Mild psychosis / reality break?

      Maybe he finally drank the kool-aid and threw away all effort to seem sane.

  • olandp

    They will probably just use the number to block him.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Well then, what is the President supposed to use his government-issued cellphone for?

  • Bluto
    • JT

      In addition, there’s now covfefe everywhere.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I heard that vinegar and baking soda will get covfefe out.

        • edrex

          ever try to get that shit out of a blue dress?

        • netxtown

          but it works really good to take the sting out of mosquito bites. Apply it liberally for relief, or conservatively if you’re a prick

      • geoffalnutt

        I got some in my hair! Once it dries…you just have cut those sections out. You end up looking a bit odd, but at least there’s no more covfefe.

        • Bad Tom

          With proper cut outs, you can get a punk look.

        • carrot festival

          You have to press confefe to get it out. Everyone knows that.

      • KCMC

        stings if it shoots in eyes.

      • helenwheels74

        i accidentally stepped in some and tracked it onto the carpet 🙁

    • shellback

      has been has been
      Never underestimate the value of a proofreader. Or am I missing a joke?

      • ChrisInKansas

        He has been a has-been?

      • Bluto

        poor proofreading methinks.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Gee, what if one of those world leaders gives out Trump’s cell phone number, just like Trump did to Mitch McConnell?

    Or to Seth Meyers to do a live prank phone call?

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • ColdCountry

    He is so clueless….

    • Gustav2

      And this cluelessness makes the Kushner nonsense with the back-channel using the equipment IN the Russian embassy seem plausible.

  • Rex

    Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe?

    • KCMC
    • bambinoitaliano

      He is crazy, giving numbers, to all the nazis…..

    • Uncle Mark

      Fun fact: It turns out the number is Lindsey Graham’s old cell phone number…and Kim Jung Un won’t stop calling/texting dirty messages about his little scud missile.

  • tbj5

    Hey Angela, call me. If you hear static or heavy breathing in the background, it’s totally not Daddy Putin listening in. Anyways, let’s chat about contingency plans and ciphers sometime.

  • Smokey

    Maybe there should be a House Committee looking into this security breach. /s

    • Brooklyn Joe

      Maybe there should be a few

      • Smokey

        Were you thinking, oh say, eight? And how many millions of dollars?

        • Jonathan Smith

          as many as it takes. take the $ away from jeff sessions dept.

  • bkmn

    They are going to need the jaws of life to pry that cell phone out of his tiny hands.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • bambinoitaliano

    He got tons of bridges to sell wherever he goes.

  • geoffalnutt

    He really thinks he’s running a business.

    • bambinoitaliano

      A scam business.

    • Natty Enquirer

      The United States of Trump. Isn’t that what he conned them into voting for?

    • RoFaWh

      He must be a right pain in the ass in business “negotiations”.

  • GayOldLady

    Let me guess, Trump tells people his number is, Beechwood 45789. Because that is where his mind is. (you have to be really old to understand that)

    • Jonathan Smith
    • BearEyes

      I remember that the first time

      • GayOldLady

        Me too. I’m pre Carpenters version of beechwood 45789

    • Treant

      “Just dial 0 and read it to Sarah!”

      https://youtu.be/3Fmtxrzrj3M?t=1m6s

    • Bad Tom

      Is that more or less scary than Pennsylvania 6-5000?
      ——-
      Now that Twin Peaks is back on the TV.

    • Nick in Pasadena

      There’s always Tommy Tutone (“867-5309”). (And I was around to listen the Marvelettes’ original version of ‘Beechwood’ but I’m not REALLY old.)

      • GayOldLady

        You’re just a little old then! :-)Although still very young, I was basically grown when it was released in 1962, so that makes me really old.

        • TuuxKabin

          Move over, dollingk.

          • GayOldLady

            We’re right there together aren’t we honey. Two oldies but goodies.

            I’ve been playing “Midnight Rider” on a loop since Greg Allman died. I suppose it makes me remember that we’re still in the race.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZup5YLOWLE

          • TuuxKabin

            Wish I was a neighbor within ear shot of you playing that! I”d prolly bring a bottle bourbon, some lemonade and ask if you have any ice for some whiskey sours. Been keepin’ an eye on you and the rest of these kids and a bit involved in some activism on the home front. Any summer trips coming up with the grandson? Lucky guy. oxo

          • GayOldLady

            Darlin, I live in the South, ice is a necessity, of course I have ice. I see your new avatar, does it have anything to do with your activism? The grandson is coming over Friday night and we’re taking him to do some fun things Maybe the mountains for a couple of days if the weather is decent. We’ve been having a lot of bad storms here. Vicious winds, thunder and lightning makes you feel like you’re on a battlefield. We were supposed to go West to see my 17 year old grandson graduate from HS on the 9th, but instead he wants us to go with him to Nebraska for the beginning of his college football training program. My daughter and son-in-law are driving an RV with all of his stuff in it to Nebraska and she wants me to help her get him settled in. So, we’ll be doing that from July 6th – July 14. We’re driving so we’ll be taking in St. Louis and Kansas City. We were supposed to do northern Florida in June, but that’s been put off, no new date yet and Southern FL in Sept. The only thing that will keep me from that trip is death. I know you’re looking forward to your trip in August. I’m looking forward to you giving me a play by play report of your adventure. I envy you that train ride. Take plenty of pics. oxo!!!

          • TuuxKabin

            Well, nothing like asking the obvious. I could say, “my frigo is on the fritz, got any ice?” There. Cover my you know what.

            Yes the avatar is the symbol for Leicester, UK took when it became a Sanctuary City. It, and 2guysnamedjoe’s avatar are used for the Sanctuary Movement, i.d. Like the safety pin. We’ve attended a party in one of the churches involved way up in Ft. Washington Hts., upper Manhattan. Mostly Spanish speaking members and friends. When I introduced myself “and my husband, Bob,” the priest, Episcopalian, pulled us into such a bear hug I squeaked. Last night was our first workshop, helping ‘friends’ with asylum seeking cases/paperwork, continue their written history/documentation as to why they left their homeland. How they crossed over. And their history from that point on. Everyone of them, 99% of them have asylum seeking documentation they’d have received when presenting themselves to border crossing officials. Next step is their hearing and decision. Next step is escorting the ‘friend(s)’ we’ve helped with their paper work to their hearings. We’re allowed in with a legal rep. Friends and family have to wait outside. We either exit with the ‘friend’ or we don’t. If they’re detained and ICE removes them to a holding center the legal rep’ follows up, we’re the go between and assist the people ‘left behind’ as much as they’ll allow us, or want us to. Weekly candle light vigil outside one of the holding centers in lower Manhattan is next. First one, for us, tomorrow. This shit’s got to stop!

            You’ve got a busy summer coming up. Reads like fun excursions. I haven’t been in an R.V. in so long. Last time was with Dad, Stepmom and siblings’ wee ones, my nieces and nephews. Was a riot! Folks always managed to have a summer trip or two lined up for all of us, for which I am so grateful. My travel bug is nipped, but for something like what’s coming up this summer, I couldn’t not go. 2guys is getting me an adenoid phone so I can take and send fotos and videos. We’ll format to be able to send as a comment into JMG so I’ll use ’em to keep you posted.

            Sun’s out. People walking around in shock. It’s been about two weeks of murderous cold, damp late winter like winter. I’ve stop watching the weather channel’s daily bulletins to me. Every day the south has been in red for severe weather warnings and I get a lil’ “oh, oh-ish” if I don’t see a comment from you.

            Did grandson get some scholarship type of award for college? Or just his chosen sport? Great that he’s on the team. You’re gon’ be yellin’ yo’ sweet self hoarse at his games no doubt.

            Going out and pick some tarragon and arugula for garnish on the baked cod for dinner tonight. You know who’s just made a run to the bottle-o for some fine white wine to go with it all.

            Four house guests, nasty women from WDC, and they some of the nastiest, bless their big ol’ nasty hearts. In two days they’re doing one matinee, two evening performances and joining us in the “Give Us Some Truth*” march. Got my signs all printed up. I’ve damn near gone pro’ on this post card, protest poster stuff.

            Love ya’ blind. Blind as Stevie, and he’s like totally!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDDJeM5R4PM&list=RDaDDJeM5R4PM

          • GayOldLady

            I’m so impressed with the good work you’re doing. Accident of birth is the only difference between us and those seeking sanctuary. I love you for stepping up. Please keep me posted on how the advocacy is going. And tell hub thank you for getting you a phone that will let you keep us all up to date on your adventures. He’s a good man! And yes, grandson got a full ride to play football. He’s very excited to begin his new adventure. He’s a beautiful young man in body and in spirit. 6’3″ 220 lbs. I want him to be a model or an actor. He is handsome, can sing, dance, does school plays. was just voted “The Guy most likely to steal your heart” by his classmates. But no, he wants to play football, that’s his dream and that’s what he’ll do until he graduates or is injured. I love football except when he’s on the field. I’m such a hypocrite!

            In the meantime, Enjoy your guests, your meal, the rest of your week and your march. Glad the sun is shining there again. Hope it continues to shine here as well.
            Peace & Love Darlin!!!

          • TuuxKabin

            “Our” Dollingk! You know who, he who must be cuckoo’r than a cuckoo read your reply over my shoulder. A first, and enjoyed it as much as I did.

            Accident of birth. Yes it is. That’s how I explain my family. Was quite a pile up.

            I hear you about the football thing, I’m not, neither of us are, sportsball fans, and knowing your wonderful, bright, handsome, heart breaker to be grandson’s going to be out there on that rough n’ tumble field . . . well, we’ll light candles and flares to all giver goddesses of protect those young men on the field.

            So nice to see shadows out side again. Contrast. Just what my visual stimulation was lacking. Grew up in SF bay area, and jeeze louise, the months of fog, tho I dug the warm clothes fashion we all sported, could really bring a body down. Forecast now is sun and warm temperatures for the duration.

            It’s gon’ be wild, those four nasty women from WDC, we’ll prolly end up sitting around on the beds, doing each others’ hair and talkin’ ’bout boys! We go thru a jar of popcorn a night when we get together. And copious bottles of wines.

            May all those storms make their path around and away from you and yours! I’ll keep you in the loop dee do on those fronts mentioned. And look forward to reading your accounts of so many things going on with you & yo’ darlon, one and families. MUAH.

          • TuuxKabin

            Addendum to my previous reply:

            https://www.thenation.com/article/inside-the-churches-that-are-leading-new-yorks-sanctuary-movement/

            el Hubba Bubba just brought it to my attention.

          • GayOldLady

            Thank you and Hub for sharing that with me. Of course you know, with the exception of Miami, there are no sanctuary cities in the Southeastern U.S. A development company bought several hundred acres behind my home and they are building what they call Luxury Living Condo’s. They’re building a clubhouse, pool and a park area. Everyday the workers crank up their music. It’s still wooded behind my home so I can’t see the workers, but I can hear their music and it is Mexican. It’s such a damned shame that Trump has brought so much fear and dread among our immigrant populations. He’s an evil bastard.

          • TuuxKabin

            Is that development going to attract local population or out of state snowbird types. What a shame. I guess that’s one of the reasons I don’t like returning to the bay area. There used to be open spaces, now it’s development after development with shopping malls as the center magnet. It’s ugly. At least living in Manhattan they can only go up, and that’s just what they’re doing. We’re fortunate this Community Board and constituents have been strong opponents to the type of development going on down town and in other boros. Haven’t been off this island, except to go to Brooklyn, which is on Long Island for about six years, and I’m/we’re fine. Well, we do go to a northern suburb about three times a year, bu that trip is out of Grand Central, always a thrill.

            When that hell beast descended from his lair, and rode down that escalator way back when, I had a feeling we were doomed. Starting on Mexicans first, because we’re closest, I guess. That’s why we’re involved. And it feels good to be part of an organization, even faith based, that’s defying the powers that be. Cool thing too, is there’s no preach, preachy god stuff, just the goodness in the power of our hearts and souls.

            Cod’s baked. Gotta pout the wine. Chatting with you, the suns finally shining, now setting. A lovely day’s end.

            oxo

          • GayOldLady

            Well, I’m proud of you both for championing people who can’t survive without advocates. Faith based or not, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re working to help save families. Love you both, have a great evening.

  • FAEN

    🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

    Jeebus I need a fucking drink!

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • Reality.Bites

    I’d call and ask him for tickets to Kathy Griffin’s show at his Atlantic city casino

  • Ernest Endevor

    Late night calls with Macron. Mmmm.

  • Bad Tom

    At least Hillary’s private email server had a proper SSL encryption certificate and first rate firewall and malware protection. (The configuration was published.)

    Trump’s cellphone? Who the fuck knows? Certainly not Trump.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Only K-Mart knows for sure.

  • Hunter M

    He never fails. Another day, another global embarrassment.

  • JWC

    Wee Donny just doesn’t know how to play President

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Presidents well with others . . . . . F.

      • JWC

        Nope the stupid bully is really going to show them you just wait

  • sword

    I would love to hear what Trump would say to Putin, if Vlad called the Glorious Leader on his open cell phone.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Weird, but there’s nobody here who wouldn’t be giddy if Trudeau called them directly.

    • Bryan

      Hi, um…yah….can….can…. may I clone you?

      Please?

  • ikahana

    LOOK! Over there! Kathy Griffin!

  • Uncle Mark

    He’s also upset that most of the European leaders refuse to friend him on Facebook.

    • ted-

      Now, is that fake news? Does he really give a fuck about Fbook friends? Come on, is he really that stupid…? Never mind.

      • Uncle Mark

        It’s more sarcasm than fake news

  • ChrisInKansas

    Let’s just hope Trudeau doesn’t start getting late night texts that say “you up?”.

    • ted-

      Hell no! That’s my job! 🙂

    • Talisman

      Unless they’re from Macron.

  • Boreal

    Please FSM, let the spam callers selling ‘extended car warranties’ , ‘credit card refinancing’ and free cruises get this number.

  • Blackfork

    And his location can be determined once this number gets into the wrong hands. WHAT. A. FUCKING. IDIOT.

  • andrew

    But what about her E Mails? Lock him up. Lock him up.

  • Max_1
  • Acronym Jim

    I wonder if Justin took advantage of Trump’s personal phone number by calling him and asking if he could speak to staffer Mike Hunt.

  • netxtown

    Should the orange blob ever give me his cell number, there would be no song; there would be no dance. But every gawddamned bathroom from here to kingdom come would have it carved in every stall wall.

  • Talisman

    Asshat thinks he’s in a business meeting.

  • Besides being an unquestioned security breach, using his personal phone for public business as President of the U.S. strikes me as a continuous violation of the Presidential Records Act. Same with his use of his personal Twitter account.

  • infmom

    Bonjour, Donald. Do you have Prince Albert in a can?

  • Tom

    This by itself speaks loads about his hopeless mental health. And still he sits in that White House. The dark days of America. We Canadians hope the best for you, but the best is the time, shortly I hope, when he is not around.

  • Gianni

    Why have no hackers gotten that phone number yet? I should think that would be easy for them.

  • Tomcat

    There is a guy in Nigeria that wants to give trump millions and all he has to do is send him all his personal info. Hey it’s money trump.

  • Tomcat

    I don’t want to hear any more about Hillary’s emails.
    This twit wants to have secret meeting, communications and secret deals that we don’t find out about. I just want trump destroyed half as mush as his followers wanted Hillary destroyed.

  • JCF