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White House Press Secretary Accidentally Reveals Trump"s Private Banking Info

Silviu STAHIE

May 26, 2020

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White House Press Secretary Accidentally Reveals Trump"s Private Banking Info

The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, showed a bank statement during a briefing trying to demonstrate that President Donald Trump is donating his salary to a worthy cause, only to reveal way too much private banking information.

Companies in the financial sector invest considerable resources in efforts to keep consumer information private and safe from intrusions. Financial information is a prized commodity on the dark web, and it usually requires compromising secure networks to get them.

But McEnany, the recently appointed White House press secretary, revealed Trump”s banking information during a briefing. She held a small piece of paper, a bank statement from Capital One that showed how the presidential salary was going to the Department of Health and Human Services, to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Today, his salary went to help advance new therapies to treat this virus, but leave it to the media to find a shameful reason not to simply report the facts, focusing instead on whether the check is real or not,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere, according to The Guardian.

The problem is that the bank statement was indeed real, showing the address from the Mar-a-Lago resort, along with accounting and routing numbers. While these alone would not be enough to compromise the bank account of the president of the United States, which presumably has a number of other security measures in place, it sets a bad example.

This is not the first time that the president has donated his salary, but officials used enlarged checks, which are more or less a prop for the cameras. McEnany, however, used the real deal. One thing is certain; people should not reveal their banking information under any circumstance, even if only in the form of a bank statement.

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