Law enforcement, hazmat crews respond after Trump Jr. received threatening letter containing unknown white powder

 February 27, 2024

First responders, including police, firefighters, and hazmat crews, descended upon the South Florida home of Donald Trump Jr. on Monday, according to the Washington Examiner.

That response came after the former president's eldest son opened a letter he had received that contained a death threat and an unknown white powder.

Perhaps coincidentally, the outlet noted that a similarly threatening letter containing white powder -- which ultimately was deemed not dangerous -- was sent last week to the northern Louisiana church frequented by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).

Powder is not believed to be harmful

Politico reported that law enforcement, fire trucks, and a hazardous materials squad from Palm Beach County were called to the Jupiter, Florida home that Trump Jr. shares with his fiancé Kimberly Guilfoyle after Trump Jr. opened a letter containing a threatening note and white powder.

Tests of the unknown substance were inconclusive but authorities didn't believe that it was harmful or that the former president's son's life was at risk from it.

According to a spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, they were assisting the U.S. Secret Service in an investigation of what occurred that also reportedly involved the FBI, which confirmed only that it had responded to an "incident involving a suspicious letter."

"This type of crap is unacceptable"

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, Trump Jr. said, "It’s just become a little bit too commonplace that this sort of stuff happens."

"Clearly, if this happened to a prominent Democrat it wouldn’t be tolerated and would drive news coverage for weeks. The media would blame all Republicans and force them to answer for it," he continued. "But since it’s me, radical haters on the left will largely get a free pass and the media will barely flinch."

"It doesn’t matter what your politics are, this type of crap is unacceptable," Trump Jr. stated. "This is actually the second white powder substance envelope that’s been mailed to me. The last time we had this happen, it was during my father’s presidency and my then-wife opened it up with my kids by her side."

"So, it’s just sad that we live in a society where politics and the left’s hatred of my father would drive people to do such crazy things, but that’s where we are unfortunately," he added.

Threatening letter received

The report from the Daily Caller included a photo of the alleged note that was included in the envelope with the unknown white powder that was opened by Trump Jr. on Monday at his Florida home.

The rambling and explicit missive made mention of former President Donald Trump, who was referred to as a "psychopath" and "sorry bastard," along with other members of the Trump family and their spouses, along with Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, to whom Guilfoyle was previously married.

It also appeared to threaten harm against the former president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who is married to his middle son Eric and has taken on a leading role in Trump's re-election campaign.

The letter further referenced Russia and asserted that Trump and his family would seek citizenship in the "Soviet Union," praised the former president's highly critical niece Mary Trump as a "class act," and seemed to suggest that Trump's private jet, known as "Trump Force One," would suffer a crash over the Atlantic Ocean.

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