Trump Says He Hasn’t Written His Own Texts or Emails for Over a Decade

( Those who have targeted former President Donald Trump through various investigations and court cases have sought to obtain communications sent to and from the president.

All along, he has said that there’s not more than he can provide to the investigators, partly due to the fact that he doesn’t text.

The CEO of Gettr, Jason Miller — who once served as a campaign spokesperson for Trump — explained:

“Doesn’t email, doesn’t text.”

Miller knows Trump well. He served on Trump’s transition team to the White House and on both of his campaigns for president in 2016 and 2020. He hasn’t worked for Trump since June, but he said that in all the time he’s worked for and known the former president, he’s “never texted with him.”

In one of his sworn affidavits, Trump said that if he has ever texted or received a text message in the past, he rarely has done it in the last 10 years or so. In that affidavit, he wrote:

“Since at least January 1, 2010, it has been my customary practice to not communicate via e-mail, text message or other digital methods of communication.”

This has been the heart of Trump’s legal defense in many cases. His attorney, Alina Habba, told a judge in April that the former president doesn’t have the written communication that Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, was looking for. She explained at the hearing:

“President Trump does not email. He does not text message. And he has no work computer at home or anywhere else.”

Only a few days after that hearing, the judge in the case, Arthur Engoron, found Trump in contempt of court for not complying with the subpoena James issued in her investigation. The New York AG’s office is investigating whether the former president inflated the value of his assets to get better loans.

In addition to that investigation, the district attorney’s office in Manhattan is investigating him as part of a criminal case.

In defending his case in the past, the former president said he was given a company cellphone by the Trump Organization back in 2015. However, he doesn’t have it anymore and doesn’t have any idea where it might be.

When he entered the White House, Trump also said he had a Samsung phone that he took with him, but then it was “taken from me at some point while I was president,” he testified.

He did tell the judge that he has an iPhone he uses for personal reasons and another cellphone that Truth Social gave to him. He uses that cellphone “exclusively for posting on Truth Social,” which is the social media app he launched.

As he explained further:

“I have never placed or received a call, sent or received a text message, or used this phone in any other matter.”