Since conservatives have been spending the past four years staggering towards the nearest fainting couch at the mere thought of Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured email server, it is ironic that Mr. Trump was spotted using his unsecured Android phone for his early morning Twitter tantrums. Indeed, throughout the campaign, Mr. Trump hurled accusations at former Secretary of State Clinton for her wanton disregard for the rule of law complaining once that her indiscretions were worse than the Watergate scandal.
As such, the Chief Executive would be expected to avoid those security and public relations pitfalls by transitioning to secure mobile device since entering the Oval Office, but recent evidence proves otherwise. Earlier reports suggested he relinquished his old, unsecured phone in favor of the government-supplied device the day prior to his inauguration.
Responding to a Tuesday evening report on Fox News The O’Reilly Factor decrying the high levels of violence in Chicago, Mr. Trump threatened to instill martial law in the Windy City unless city officials reign in the violence. An eagle eyed media representative noted the lapse and is reporting on the indiscretion.
The New York Time’s Maggie Haberman, chronicling the opening days of the Trump administration noted,
“Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, went back to New York on Sunday night with their 10-year-old son, Barron, and so Mr. Trump has the television — and his old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his aides — to keep him company.”
Close Trump associates noted that in the lead up to the inauguration, popular vote loser Donald Trump expressed concern that giving up his trusted device would cause him to feel isolated in his new presidential digs and at risk of losing touch with his friends. As Trump’s Art of the Deal ghost writer, Tony Schwartz, pointed out of the narcissistic Chief Executive, “Trump has no real friends,” so worried Americans have to be wondering who he would be trying to keep in touch with in 140-misspelled character bursts.