Here's what the mystery letter that forced Vanessa Trump into hospital said
It cannot be denied that, in the current political climate, America appears to be a country divided. From the outside looking in, it seems that you have those who are pro-Trump and those who are vehemently anti-Trump. Never before has there been such a divisive figure in the hot seat of the US and, while the disdain toward the President is understandable, some people are guilty of going too far.
A quick browse on Twitter and it's easy to see various of examples of anti-Trump propaganda beyond the realm of acceptable. Whether it's death threats or wishing illness on his family, people cross the line when it comes to their opinions of the 71-year-old.
Whatever way you lean on the political spectrum, threatening and violent behaviour is never the answer. While Trump undoubtedly knows how to press people's buttons - something which he admitted to in his remarkable interview with Piers Morgan a few weeks ago - sending threats to his nearest and dearest is going to do nothing to help your cause.
Yesterday, a letter that was postmarked from Boston, arrived at the apartment of Donald Trump Jr.'s apartment and caused a major security scare. The letter was opened by Vanessa Trump and contained a suspicious white powder. Understandably shaken by the white stuff, Vanessa and two other people were taking to the hospital out of fear that it might be harmful. Thankfully, according to Trump Jr., everyone involved in the incident is okay.
Taking to his Twitter account, he said:
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.
While it's completely reasonable for Vanessa to be worried about the ingredients that were in the substance, NBC has reported that it "appeared to contain cornstarch, senior law enforcement officials said."
The news company also learned from law enforcement officials the note allegedly read:
"You are an awful, awful person. I am surprised that your father lets you speak on TV. You the family idiot. Eric looks smart. This is the reason why people hate you. You are getting what you deserve. So shut the f*ck up."
Even though the letter only contained cornstarch, sending threatening letters to someone's home, especially when they have children, is never okay. Yes the Trump's are divisive and, yes, you may not agree with a lot of what they stand for, but come on, let's leave the threatening behaviour out of this.
If you are feeling to vent, just follow the President's lead and take to Twitter - you'll undoubtedly find a few crazy people who agree with your radical viewpoint as well as some who will scream at you through their keyboard.
Thankfully, in this case, everyone involved in the incident is fine. However, it will no doubt leave a lasting impression on Vanessa, who will now be worried everytime a letter comes through her front door.