Vanessa Trump broke her eight months of silence Friday to talk about what it was like to be on the receiving end of an attack by a political enemy.
"This is personal for me because I know firsthand what it is like to be targeted and terrorized by a coward with a vendetta," said Trump in a statement to Axios.
"It was a cowardly act against a mother. And even today, every time I open the mail, I feel the same fear in my heart as I did that day," she said. "These recent acts are the acts of a coward and nothing more than terrorism, pure and simple. No one, regardless of political party or ideology, should ever have to go through what I went through."
In February, Trump was taken to a hospital in New York City after opening a suspicious letter that contained an unidentified white powdery substance.
The letter was addressed to her husband. Vanessa, as well as up to two others in the residence, were also taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan in case they were exposed to toxic substances or poisonous biological materials.
Trump, 40, had said at the time that she felt ill after opening the item and called 911 Monday morning to report it. She told emergency responders she was coughing and felt nauseous.
Trump, who recently filed for divorce from President Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., said Friday her greatest concern at the time of her incident was whether she would get to see her five children again.
"Back in February I opened an envelope intended for my husband Don, which covered my face, hands and clothing in white powder and left me terrified," Trump said. Cipro is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
"I was rushed to the hospital, evaluated and put on Cipro for the longest two weeks of my life, and while they worked to identify whether the white powder was deadly, I spent the entire time thinking about the horrifying possibility that I would never see my five beautiful children again," she said.
New York Police Department officers said at the time that a preliminary test of the substance suggested it was not toxic.
Earlier this year, the president's son Eric said every person in his family has had white powder mailed to them at their homes.
"I've been threatened. Don's been threatened. We've all had white powder show up at our house," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Trump, who helps his older brother Donald Trump, Jr. manage the Trump Organization, did not specify incidents against himself or his other family members. The immediate Trump family includes Melania, Barron, Eric, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Tiffany.
Over the past week, 13 Democratic officials and donors have been named by the FBI as the intended recipients of suspicious packages, many of which contained bombs.