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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office

Questions about security have been raised after the Associated Press reported the news that Trump was asking world leaders to forgo the traditional means of communication and call him directly.

The officials said only Trudeau has so far used the direct line to the President. Trump also gave his number to Emmanuel Macron when they chatted after Macron's victory, but sources would not confirm to the AP whether or not Macron had taken it upon himself to use it.

Neither the White House or Trudeau's office offered comments on the report.

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Trump's use of a cell phone for official communications raises concerns about the security of such calls, which are usually set up by White House staff on secure phone lines.

"If you are speaking on an open line, then it's an open line, meaning those who have the ability to monitor those conversations are doing so", Derek Chollet, a former Pentagon adviser and National Security Council official told the AP, adding a president "doesn't carry with him a secure phone".

The action seemed unpredictable as Trump lambasted Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state, during last year's presidential campaign for using a private email server and leaving the classified information vulnerable to the foreign foes.

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The report comes just days after Trump wrapped up the first foreign trip of his presidency, which included stops at the Vatican, Israel, Saudi Arabia and attendance at the G-7 conference in Sicily with world leaders.

"He is anxious, his aides say, that he will not be able to keep his Android phone once he gets to the White House and wonders aloud how isolated he will become - and whether he will be able to keep in touch with his friends - without it as president", the newspaper reported at the time.

There is already intense scrutiny on the unusual ways the Trump administration is attempting to work outside the normal diplomatic channels. Though he won partly by raising concerns about his opponent's reckless use of private communications devices, Trump fought to keep his old Android phone after taking office. A fun fact: this act was passed in response to Watergate.

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USA carbon emissions have declined to near 30-year lows, a trend driven by increased natural gas use replacing coal. What's more , over the haul, climate change itself threatens to impose huge costs on the economy.

"Government sometimes looks like a big bureaucracy that has stupid rules, but a lot of these things are in place for very good reasons and they've been around for a while and determine the most effective way to do business in the foreign policy sphere", said Deeks.

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