Eric Trump: Entire family has received ‘white powder’ in the mail
President Trump’s son Eric Trump on Thursday said all the members of his family have had “white powder” mailed to their houses.
He said his family members have been victims of anthrax scares while making an appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity,” saying they have had “white powder show up” at their residence.
Host Sean Hannity asked President Trump’s son if his family had been threatened.
“I’ve been threatened,” Eric Trump said. “Our family’s been threatened. All of us. We’ve all had white powder show up at our house.”
Trump’s revelation to Hannity indicates that other anthrax scares had occurred targeting the Trump family besides a previously reported incident in February in which Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa Trump opened an envelope containing white powder.
Vanessa Trump was taken to the hospital as a precaution following that incident, but the substance was proven to be nonhazardous.
In March, a 24-year-old Massachusetts man was charged with sending the envelope addressed to Trump Jr. which his wife opened, which allegedly contained a note reading “you are getting what you deserve.”
The charges included five counts of mailing a threat to injure a person and five counts of mailing a hoax threat.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump Tower was the target of two similar white powder scares; in both those cases the powder was also determined to be nonharmful.