Vanessa Trump—the wife of Donald Trump, Jr., and the daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump—was rushed to the hospital, after receiving a suspicious letter containing a white powder.
After opening the letter—which had been addressed to Vanessa’s husband, Donald Jr.—Vanessa and two other people were rushed to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center strictly as a precautionary measure.
All three were given a clean bill of health. The NYPD said later that the white powder in the envelope was non-hazardous. While they’re still testing the powder in their laboratory, the believe it to be corn starch, which is harmless.
The Trump family was outraged that one of their family members would be targeted with a hoax poisoning—and took to social media to express their anger:
“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,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Jr.’s sister, Ivanka, also tweeted: “No one deserves to be frightened this way.”
President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, also fumed, saying in a statement: “How disturbed must a person be to do what they did to a mother of five children? This dangerous and reckless act goes beyond political differences.”
In addition to the NYPD investigation, the Secret Service is also conducting an investigation of their own, since Vanessa Trump is part of the First Family.