After opening a suspicious letter containing white powder on Monday, President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa was taken to a Manhattan hospital as a precaution. The letter was postmarked from Boston and analyses by law enforcement later concluded that the powder was harmless corn starch.
NYPD officials said that the letter was addressed to Vanessa Trump's husband, Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son.
The Trump family expressed disgust over the Monday incident, including Ivanka Trump who tweeted, "No one deserves to be frightened this way."
Trump Jr. called the act "disgusting" but shared that his wife and children are safe:
Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning. Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 12, 2018
"How disturbed must a person be to do what they did to a mother of five children?'' said Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney. "This dangerous and reckless act goes beyond political differences."
The incident is being investigated by the Secret Service who offered no further details.