Efforts to highlight Donald Trump’s big city during his time in office have resurfaced after his press secretary appeared to show the US president’s personal banking information to the world.
At a press conference on Friday, Kayleigh McEnany announced that Trump would donate his quarterly pay check to the Department of Health and Human Services to “support efforts to confront, contain and fight the corona virus.”
But when she held the $ 100,000 check for White House reporters, it came complete with all of Trump’s banking details.
An administrative official told the New York Times that hearing checks were never used in the briefing, with a statement from the White House saying: “Today, his salary went to help promote new therapies to treat this virus, but leave it to the media for finding a shameful reason for not just reporting the facts, instead focusing on whether the check is real or not. ”
Having such details risks a bank account to hack or use by others. The relevant details of the control have been removed from the image used in this story.
Mike Chapple, associate professor of information technology at the University of Notre Dame, told the magazine that this showed why large advertising controls were used for television. “They are not only nice props on stage, but they also omit the sensitive account information that is normally displayed at the bottom,” he said. “The rest of us should play it safe and keep our account numbers to ourselves.”
Trump made a campaign promise in 2016 that he would donate $ 400,000 presidential salary.