Efforts to highlight Donald Trump’s summit during his time in office came back after his press secretary appeared to reveal details of the United States’ personal bank to the world.
At a press conference on Friday, Kayleigh McEnany announced that Trump would provide her quarterly pay check to the Department of Health and Human Services to “support efforts being made to tackle, contain and fight coronavirus”;. So far, commendable.
However, when he took the $ 100,000 check for White House reporters to see, it was complete with all of Trump’s banking details.
An administration official told the New York Times checks that the checks were never used at the briefing, with a White House statement saying, “Now his salary has gone to help new therapies to treat the virus. this, but leave it to the media to find an embarrassing reason not just to report the facts, focusing instead on whether the check is true or not. ”
Having such details puts a bank account at risk for hacking or exploiting others. The relevant details in the check are cropped in the picture used in this story.
Mike Chapple, a professor of information technology teaching at the University of Notre Dame, told the newspaper that it showed why large checks for TV were used. “Not only are they a good prop onstage, but they also remove sensitive account information that usually appears at the bottom,” he said. “The rest of us should play it safe and keep our account numbers to ourselves.”
Trump made a campaign announcement in 2016 that he would donate $ 400,000 to the president.