The Hill: Trump asks world leaders to call him on his cell: report
President Trump reportedly asked world leaders to contact him directly on his cellphone, raising questions about security, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
The request, which poses a risk of having the conversations of the U.S. president intercepted, breaks with diplomatic protocol.
Trump urged Canadian and Mexican leaders to call his cellphone, former and current U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the practice told the the news wire, adding that only Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has utilized the direct communication line.
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WNU Editor: I read a while back that a lot of world leaders do share their cell phone numbers. But this is the first time that I am learning of a U.S President doing this .... and I am not comfortable with it.
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