Read time: 1 minute

If You Thought Trump 'White Powder' Story Sounded Familiar, Here's Why

What a coincidence! What are the odds?

You know that recent news story about someone sending white powder to Donald Trump Jr. that turned out to be cornstarch? The one that seemed just a tad convenient? The one that made you wonder why the Secret Service doesn't screen their mail?

Oddly enough, it happened to Eric Trump, too -- in March 2016:

Police were called to the apartment of Donald Trump's son Eric on Thursday after his wife opened a letter and white powder fell out, WABC reports.

Inside the letter postmarked form Massachusetts was also a note threatening harm to Trump's five children if he does not pull out of the presidential race.

Eric Trump and his wife Lara live at Trump Parc East, one of Trump's luxury buildings on the southern edge of Central Park.

More than two dozen cops were seen inside the Central Park South address late Thursday.

After tests, the NYPD reportedly found nothing hazardous.

The letter arrived at Eric Trump's apartment the same day the hacker group Anonymous released his father's phone number and social security number in a targeted cyber attack.

Eric has been a staunch supporter of his father as he bids to become the Republican nomination for President.

You don't suppose they consider it a good way to change the subject, do you?

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team