On Monday, Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Jr., and mother of his five children was hospitalized after opening an envelope containing a white powder.
President Trump‘s daughter-in-law opened the letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. just after 10 a.m. at the couple’s Manhattan apartment. It’s unclear what the “white powder” was, but authorities tested the substance and found it to be “non-hazardous.”
Vanessa Trump was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said. Two other people who were also exposed to the powder were taken to the hospital.
A hazmat crew was called to the scene and began decontamination procedures shortly after the incident.
The incident is being investigated by both the Secret Service which is charged with protecting the first family and local police.
The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement: “The Secret Service and our law enforcement partners in New York City are investigating a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees received today in New York, New York. This is an active investigation and we cannot comment any further.”
Donald Jr.’s family has had a less than smooth ride with the secret service. Last year, an agent posted an inappropriate photograph of Trump’s son, which was followed by Jr. dropping Secret Service protection for a time. This incident is most likely not related, but just as troublesome as someone out there thought it was alright to scare the daylights out of the Trump family just to be able to do it.
Yes, it is true, politics is separating Americans from each other like never before, but still, it is not acceptable to attack innocent people with even hoax terrorism. This move was simply mean. There is no other word for it.
We the people are grateful Mrs. Trump and the others are not in any danger, but still, wonder who would stoop to something this mean.