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    Melania Trump Reportedly Alerted Secret Service Amid Threats to Her Son

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    Earlier, actor Peter Fonda had allegedly suggested taking away the first lady's son and put him in a cage with pedophiles, in reference to the heavily criticized practice employed by the US Border Patrol of separating the children of illegal migrants from their parents, which Trump has been blamed for.

    The media outlet Daily Caller reported citing the spokesperson of the US First Lady that Melania Trump has alerted the Secret Service about a possible threat to her 12-year-old son Baron Trump after actor and filmmaker Peter Fonda reportedly suggested on his Twitter account to "rip" him from his mother and put him in a cage with pedophiles.

    The information has not yet been officially confirmed. The original tweet by the actor is unable to be found and has possibly been deleted; however, some Twitter users managed to take a screenshot of it.

    Peter Fonda has been harshly criticizing officials in the Trump administration in connection with the practice of forcibly separating the children of illegal migrants from their parents, which began following Trump's introduction of a "zero tolerance" policy in April.

    The US president has said that the Department of Homeland Security is strictly following the law in its actions and has urged Congress to change the situation by closing "loopholes" in legislation that migrants actively use in order to stay in the country. Trump's policy has been opposed by Democrats and some Republicans in Congress.

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