Are Donald Trump’s antics ultimately hurting his own family?
For months, the country has watched as Donald Trump ruthlessly campaigns for the presidential candidacy for the Republican Party. His big mouth and bravado have made him millions of fans, as well as countless enemies.
While footage has popped up in recent weeks of people attempting to confront Trump at various rallies, and while the rallies themselves have become the source of much media coverage regarding their allegedly violent nature, sources are now reporting that Trump’s family may be the latest victims of the country’s emotional react to his campaign.
Now, several of Trump’s family members have been sent threatening letters.
In recent weeks, Trump has been criticized for inciting violence at his own rallies.
Surrounded by others with similar and strong beliefs in a highly emotional setting, individuals at political rallies experience an identity shift from the unique to the collective, thus enabling them to act in ways they never would while alone. This, on top of the political nature itself, translates to increased anger and fear, as well as more emotional reactions as rally participants act in an “us vs. them” mindset.
Now, the violence–or threats of it–have been redirected at Trump’s own family.
New York authorities are now investigating a letter that was addressed to Donald’s son Eric Trump. The letter arrived at the Trumps’ Manhattan apartment on Thursday, March 17 and had a Massachusetts stamp.