Donald Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany unintentionally disclosed the bank details of the American president.
During the press conference, she showed journalists the bank notification of Trump’s transfer of a part of his salary of $100,000 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight the pandemic in order to “support the efforts made to fight, contain and combat the coronavirus.
When the image was enlarged, the White House bank account number was visible, along with other financial data, which is confidential information. The representative of the Administration stated that no fictitious cheques were used at the briefing. However, notes The Guardian, the presence of such data puts the bank account at risk of hacking or use by others.
According to Mike Chapple, a professor of information technology at the University of Notre Dame, this story shows that all bank customers must be careful and keep bank account numbers with them. On the other hand, the bank where the transaction took place, financial analysts say, most likely took action to protect the account of the American president. It should be noted that in 2016 Trump made an election promise that he would donate the presidential salary of 400 thousand dollars for social needs.