The Secret Service and our law enforcement partners in New York City are investigating a suspicious package addressed to one of our protectees received today in New York, New York. This is an active investigation and we cannot comment any further.

Trump Jr. issued a statement on Twitter on Monday:


His sister, Ivanka, also tweeted her support:


Many of his opponents rejoiced in the news, posting negative comments to the social media outlet. Here is just one example from the fine folks at The Socialist Party:

White Powders Sent to Obama, UK

On Tuesday, another mysterious white substance was mailed to former President Barack Obama’s D.C. office. The delivery was immediately reported to the local authorities at around noon, and emergency responders arrived to the scene to probe the issue.

The suspicious package was mailed from Hong Kong without a return address. The white powder was believed to have been baby powder.

Obama has been leasing a space at the 24th Street Northwest building from the World Wildlife Fund since January 2017. It remains unclear if the former president has been at the office at the time the package was opened.

Over in the United Kingdom, another package containing white powder was delivered to the Houses of Parliament. It was later determined that the contents were “non-harmful,” but it does generate some cause for concern.

In the days following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, numerous letters laced with deadly anthrax spores were sent to multiple political offices and media outlets.

No matter how much one may dislike a political figure, these acts are unforgivable and disgusting. Anyone who perpetruates them should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.