'Here is the check:' Trump's press secretary shows off president's check, bank info and all

Alicia Victoria Lozano and Monica Alba

President Donald Trump's administration has made a show of donating his quarterly salary since he took office, but Friday's big reveal went a little too far.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany kicked off the press briefing by announcing that Trump would donate $100,000 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop new therapies for treating and preventing coronavirus.

"Here is the check," she said before holding up what appeared to be a real Capital One check bearing not just the president's name and signature, but also his bank information.

Clearly visible was an address for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and other personal details, like accounting and routing numbers.

In the past, officials have used enlarged representations of the president's checks for the occasion.

“President Trump has donated his entire salary since he took office — a promise he made and has kept — and 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,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in statement Friday night.