It went very wrong, as Donald Trumps press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, showed a check to the press to a news conference Friday.
McEnany should reveal which organization was going to be this quarter's lucky recipient of the u.s. president's salary of 100,000 dollars.
But of the check, which this time went to the Department of Health and the People in the fight against coronavirus, emerged unfortunately also Trumps private banking information.
It writes the New York Times.
Several media outlets have speculated about the check mon was false. But according to a official, was quite genuine, for 'one never uses fake cheques in pressebriefings'.
Judd Deere, spokesperson for The White House, said about the case:
- In the day of his (the Donald Trumps, red.) pay to help develop new therapies against coronavirussen, but let the final media to find a shameful reason not to portray the facts and instead focus on whether the cheque is genuine or not.
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Private bank account details can be misused. It will however probably not happen in this case, assessing the managing director of 'Identity Resource Center's Eva Velasquez. Photo: Alex Wong/Ritzau Scanpix
According to Eva Velasquez, ceo at the 'Identity Resource Center, it's far from a good idea to publish his private banking information.
- If you do not have the security in the order of the day, sophisticated arrangements and ways in which one can access the funds if you know among other things, account number and the person it belongs to, says Eva Velasquez, the New York Times.
She points out, however, that it is unlikely that the president's bank does not have extra security for his accounts.
In 2016, announced Trump that he gave up on the 400,000 dollars - 2.5 million pounds per year, comes with the job as president.
- I'm not going to have pay for it. If there is a requirement that I need to receive wages, I will ask to get one dollar in annual salary, said the billionaire.
It is this wage, which on Friday were donated to the Department of Health and the People. How it looked when Kayleigh McEnany showed cleared. Photo: Leah Millis/Ritzau Scanpix