In a scare Monday morning for the Trump family, Donald Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump, was rushed to the hospital after having opened a letter, addressed to her husband, which contained an unknown white powder inside it. The powder was later found to be a non-hazardous substance. Although no initial harm to Vanessa Trump’s health incurred, she and two others who were exposed to the letter and the enclosed substance were rushed to the hospital due to safety and cautionary concerns.
After having been taken to the hospital, a hazmat crew arrived on the scene in order to analyze and determine what the white powder substance was, and the toxicity level, which was found to be non-harmful in their decontamination procedure.
Trump Jr. sent out a tweet blaming opposing views for being the reason for the scare Monday morning, alluding to the many enemies his father’s administration has made in their first year in office.
Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning. Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 12, 2018
A special thanks today to the great men & women of the @NYPDnews @FDNY @SecretService @NewYorkFBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force for their decisive action and incredible words of support to my wife and family. Their professionalism under pressure made a rough day manageable.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 12, 2018
Despite the fact that no individual or intent has yet to be identified in the sending of the letter, the frightening moment evidently caught the eldest Trump son by surprise. An investigation by the New York City Police Department and Secret Service is currently underway, in order to identify the person involved and their reasoning in sending the unknown white powder substance to the Trump residence.
Sister of Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, similarly sent out a Twitter post on Monday claiming that no individual should have to undergo the frightening actions that Vanessa Trump and two others were exposed to, sending Trump Jr.’s wife support and well wishes.
Thinking of @MrsVanessaTrump & wishing I was by her side today. No one deserves to be frightened this way. There is no excuse.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 12, 2018
Reactions to Trump Jr.’s tweet were of a mixed nature by other users of the social media platform.
Agree it is wrong.
There is no excuse for it.
And maybe you should reflect on the tone and tenor of your texts and public statements so as to not encourage those crazy people.
You can make valid points without being a complete and total D-ick.
— Artie Vandelay (@ArtieVandelay1) February 12, 2018
I honestly hope the @FBI can track down the criminal jerk that sent it. No one deserves to be threatened this way.
— John Galt (@MyConservatism) February 12, 2018
If only you called out the violence on your own side as much. Both sides have been guilty of questionable behavior but it seem that Republicans choose to ignore the bad behavior of their own …
— Michael Soo (@mwsoo) February 12, 2018
Can't imagine how disturbing behavior became a "thing" in USA. #BoneSpurs
Our thoughts are with your family. Our actions are with those killed in schools, and at concerts, at rallies, and in battle fighting for this land.
Our actions are with the families ripped apart by DACA.
— Lady Kate was here 🍑 (@yesimpeachnow) February 12, 2018
As much as I dislike you and your politics there is no place in America for acts like that. That being said to smear democrats is extremely disingenuous considering these acts of domestic terrorism cross party lines
— Sko57 (@skoczan75) February 12, 2018
I strongly disagree with the majority of your politics & I haven't been shy in conveying that to you in this forum, but I'm absolutely apalled someone would act-out in that fashion. I hope the person responsible is found & held accountable.
Glad your family is OK.
— Tartan Tony (@TartanTony71) February 12, 2018
I might not agree with you about much, but I think trying to physically harm you or your family is repulsive. I'm pleased everyone is fine.
— Amy (@RosewoodGirlz) February 12, 2018
I’m very glad your wife and children are safe. This experience must have been terrifying. Unrelated, I think you’re terrible and I hope you stop tweeting about anything.
— Joshua Mann (@JoshuaLeeMann) February 12, 2018
However you feel about this administration, or any in the past/future, threats or intimidation is pathetic, cowardly and counterproductive. America is better than his.
— marcus josepin (@marcusjosepin) February 12, 2018
I agree with you. I hope you are all safe and sound.
However, I believe you your father's gang are all crooked. I look forward to the day when you are all ousted.
— sailing the seas of cheese (@dadderley) February 12, 2018
I want to emphatically agree with what you said. And that is from someone who hates all you stand for topped only by my hate for your father's misunderstanding and undermining of America and the constitution.
— Tom Swenson (@WindingRoads1) February 12, 2018
I hope everything will be fine and the substance turns out to be harmless. I’m not a fan of yours or your Dad’s but in NO WAY should something like this ever happen.
— Lee Pospisil (@lpopsicle) February 12, 2018
This us all because of the behavior of your father Dementia Donny
— John J Naughton III (@NaughtonIii) February 12, 2018
Hope they hunt the person down. Same if it was one of Obama’s family members, or Bush or Clinton. This is way beyond partisan tribalism.
— Dave (@dave_anson_) February 12, 2018
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