Donald Trump Jr.’s spouse was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Monday when she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that had a mysterious white powder inside — which turned out to be cornstarch, law enforcement sources informed The New York Post.
Vanessa Trump opened the envelope — postmarked from Boston — at 10 a.m. on the East 54th Street residence of her mom, Bonnie Haydon, in the posh Sutton Place neighborhood, the sources stated.
She called 911 before she was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital as a precaution, alongside with her mom and a third individual whose identification was not immediately identified, based on sources.
Haydon handled the envelope before passing it to her daughter, sources stated.
In addition to the powdery substance, the envelope contained a letter saying something to the effect of how the stunt was payback for previous misdeeds by Trump Jr., based on sources.
The NYPD’s elite Emergency Services Unit, a hazmat crew, the department’s Intelligence Bureau, the Secret Service, the Department of Environmental Protection and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force all responded to the scene.
Investigators decided that the substance contained in the envelope was corn starch, sources mentioned.
Trump Jr. married Vanessa on November 2005 at his father’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.
President Trump’s private lawyer, Michael Cohen, stated: “How disturbed must a person be to do what they did to a mother of five young children? This dangerous and reckless act goes beyond political differences.”