US president urged Mexican, French and Canadian leaders to contact him directly, bypassing the traditional secure phone lines

Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security of the US president’s communications.

Trump has urged leaders of Canada and Mexico to call on his cellphone, according to former and current US officials with direct knowledge of the practice. Of the two, only Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has taken advantage of the offer so far, the officials said.

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