Donald Trump will no doubt be looking forward to becoming the 45th President of the United States, but the position means giving up a few things. The New York Times reports that he was forced to give up his beloved “Trump” 757 for an Air Force one jet earlier this week, and he’s just traded in his Android phone for a "secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service with a new number that few people possess.”
Trump will find himself receiving fewer phone calls on his new device. He was well-known for being easily reachable on his Galaxy smartphone throughout and after his presidential campaign. The Times previously reported that Trump was worried about the isolation if his handset was taken away when he entered the White House.
Barack Obama faced the same situation when he first took office back in 2009. He wanted to hang on to his Blackberry handset, rather than accept a government-issued one, but in the end he was able to keep his own after it was modified.
Last June, however, Obama told Jimmy Fallon during a an appearance on the tonight show that he had switched to an unnamed smartphone, which, for security reasons, was like a “3-year-old’s play phone,” in that it couldn’t take photos, play music, send texts, or even make calls.
According to the Associated Press, Obama also had a phone that he used to send Tweets from, something Trump will be pleased to hear, considering his love of the platform - he was still tweeting from his Android device yesterday. What will happen to the Galaxy handset he carried throughout his campaign is unclear.
the American people. I have no doubt that we will, together, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2017