Trump Jr. Responds After Receiving Death Threat, White Powder

As America has become more bitterly divided along partisan lines, outspoken politicians and pundits — particularly those on the right — have increasingly become the target of various threats.

This week, authorities responded to the home of former President Donald Trump’s eldest son after receiving a report about an envelope delivered to the location that contained a death threat and white powder.

In addition to officers from the Jupiter, Florida, police department, hazardous materials experts were on hand to assess the situation at Donald Trump Jr.’s residence on Monday.

About six years ago, when his father was president, Trump’s then-wife, Vanessa, opened an envelope addressed to him, which also contained a white powder. She was transported to a hospital in New York City for observation but the substance was later determined not to be toxic.

Trump’s brother, Eric, was the recipient of a similar white powder in 2016.

Although officials did not immediately release details about the incident, three unnamed sources cited by the Daily Beast confirmed the receipt of the powder-filled envelope. One source indicated that it was Trump who opened the letter, at which time the powder spilled out.

A spokesperson for the GOP presidential primary front-runner’s son confirmed that he is not believed to be in any physical danger.

“The test results of the substance came up inconclusive on what it was exactly, but officials on the scene do not believe it is deadly,” the individual said.

Trump himself weighed in on the incident in a statement decrying such acts of political vengeance and calling out the perceived hypocrisy on display by the mainstream media.

“It’s just become a little bit too commonplace that this sort of stuff happens,” he told the Daily Caller. “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, but since it’s me, radical haters on the left will largely get a free pass and the media will barely flinch.”

He went on to decry the fact 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.”