On Monday, Donald Trump Jr. and his family were allegedly targeted by someone who sent to their home an envelope containing white powder. Donald Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump, who opened the envelope at the couple’s Manhattan apartment, was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to New York City police; two other people exposed to the powder were taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center
A hazmat crew arrived and began decontamination procedures shortly after the incident; the powder was later found to be non-hazardous.
Donald Trump Jr. responded to the incident on Twitter:
His sister Ivanka added:
There were those who seemingly condoned the terrorizing of Trump Jr’s family:
The U.S. Secret Service released this 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.