Donald Trump son and sister get threatening letter

As the narrative around the candidacy of Donald Trump has focused on violence at rallies as well as the provocative rhetoric of the candidate himself, two Trump family members are dealing with recent threats.

On Thursday, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York announced they were investigating a suspicious letter sent to the Manhattan home of Trump's son, Eric Trump, which contained a white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous.

The handwritten letter, which was opened by Eric Trump's wife, Lara Trump, contained the white powder and, according to ABC News, read, "If your father does not drop out of the race, the next envelope won't be a fake." The letter was signed "X," and it was postmarked March 5 from Boston.

The NYPD, Postal Inspection Service and the Secret Service are aiding the FBI in their investigation of the incident. A day later, on Friday, Donald Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, received a threatening letter that was similar in content to the letter Eric Trump received, though there was no suspicious powder found in the sister's letter.Facebooktwittergoogle_plus

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