Trump Jr.’s Wife Taken To Hospital After Opening Envelope Containing White Powder


Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn’t dangerous, authorities said.

The frightening episode happened after 10 a.m. when Trump, 40, opened the letter addressed to the president’s son at her mother’s midtown Manhattan apartment, investigators said. She called 911 and said she was coughing and felt nauseous, police said.

“Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter. “Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”

The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Police said the envelope contained a letter but provided no other details.

Detectives from the New York Police Department’s intelligence division and Secret Service agents were investigating.

Secret Service Special Agent Jeffrey Adams said in a statement that agents were investigating “a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees” in New York but said he couldn’t comment further.

Vanessa Trump, a former model, and Donald Trump Jr. have five children, none of whom were home at the time of the incident.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the president spoke by phone to Vanessa Trump about the incident.

The Trump family has had to deal with a number of similar scares.

In March 2016, police detectives and FBI agents investigated a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump Jr.’s brother, Eric, that also contained a white powder that turned out to be harmless. Envelopes containing white powder were also sent to Trump Tower, which served as Trump’s campaign headquarters, twice in 2016.

Hoax attacks using white powder play on fears that date to 2001, when letters containing deadly anthrax were mailed to news organizations and the offices of two U.S. senators. Those letters killed five people.



  1. why on earth is there a picture of Trump cheering???
    what has the photo gotta do with the price of cheese?
    for heaven’s sake, his wife has been taken to hospital!!!! have a little sensitivity!

  2. thank you YWN for changing the picture to this article. this looks more like a husband who’s wife has been taken to the hospital, than the previous one with Trump Jr. cheering…

  3. Chilliwoker: You ask why the Trumpkopf is “cheering” in the photo? Well, sorry to share with you but this is the same guy who cheers and makes jokes when others suffer. Remember his cheering and joking during his visit to San Juan Puerto Rico after the storm when people were dying for lack of access to medical services and he was high-fiving his political team for doing such a “great job” or his suggestion that the wife of his staff assistant with the black eye may have “faked” the attack on herself? He could care less about anyone oher than himself and the fact that his daughter-in-law is hospitalized is just “fake news” or maybe he is worried that somhow his son might somehow be implicated.