White powder and death threat letter sent to Donald Trump Jr's home - Hindustan Times

White powder and threat letter sent to Donald Trump Jr's home, he blames ‘radical haters on the left’

Feb 27, 2024 10:44 AM IST

Letter containing white powder and a threat letter were sent to Donald Trump Jr.'s home

Hazmat teams were dispatched to Donald Trump Jr.'s Florida residence on Monday after a letter containing an unidentified white powder was delivered at the doorstep. The eldest son of former President Donald Trump confirmed the incident, revealing that the letter, opened in his home office, also contained a death threat. "It's just become a little bit too commonplace that this sort of stuff happens," he stated.

FILE - Donald Trump Jr., speaks at a rally for his father, Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, in Laconia, N.H., Jan. 22, 2024.(AP)
FILE - Donald Trump Jr., speaks at a rally for his father, Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, in Laconia, N.H., Jan. 22, 2024.(AP)

"It doesn't matter what your politics are, this type of crap is unacceptable," he added. He asserted that the mysterious powder was sent by "radical haters on the left."

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Preliminary reports suggest inconclusive results regarding the substance, with officials expressing a belief that it is not deadly. While Trump Jr. spoke out against the incident, labeling it unacceptable regardless of political affiliation, he pointed fingers at "radical haters on the left" as the culprits. This marks the second occurrence of such an incident for Trump Jr., with a similar event taking place in 2018 when white powder was sent to his then-wife, Vanessa.

The letter contained death threats to Trump and his entire family.

Jupiter police indicated that the investigation has been handed over to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, yet no immediate details were available. The recurring nature of such incidents involving Trump family members raises concerns over targeted attacks.

The use of white powder in threatening letters has historical resonance, drawing parallels to the anthrax scares of 2001 when lethal substances were mailed to news organizations and political figures. In this case, however, the substance is believed to be non-lethal.

This incident adds to a series of security concerns faced by the Trump family over the years, including previous occurrences involving white powder sent to various Trump-related locations. Authorities are vigilant in investigating these incidents, aiming to prevent potential harm and address the broader issue of politically motivated threats. As investigations unfold, the Trump family's security remains in the spotlight, highlighting the challenges faced by public figures and their families in a politically charged climate.

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