Trump’s son #EricTrump said today that an employee at a #Chicago area restaurant spit on him last night.
“It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems,” Eric Trump told conservative site Breitbart News, @cnn reports. The #ChicagoPoliceDepartment responded to the scene and assisted #SecretService.
“CPD was on scene and assisting the United States Secret Service with a law enforcement matter. Any and all inquiries regarding a federal protectee must be directed to the Secret Service,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted.
Eric Trump blamed the Democratic Party for the incident, which took place at upscale cocktail bar and restaurant #Aviary. “For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility. When somebody is sick enough to resort to spitting on someone, it just emphasizes a sickness and desperation and the fact that we’re winning,” he told Breitbart.
“We did not witness the incident and we are just beginning to learn the details. What is certain is this: no customer should ever be spit upon,” The Aviary said in a statement on Wednesday.
The employee involved in the incident has not yet been spoken to by restaurant officials, but has been placed on leave by the human resources team, The Aviary said. The business also said it is being subjected to online harassment in the wake of the incident.
“Hundreds of people are calling for the demise of our business, threatening our employees, and posting fake reviews… they are wrong to do so based on the actions of a lone individual,” the restaurant said in the statement. “So too, however, are those people wrong who are praising this as an act of civil disobedience.”
A United States Secret Service spokesperson declined to comment to CNN on the matter, and did not respond to inquiries on whether charges had been filed against the employee.
Eric Trump was in town for a visit to Trump Hotel Chicago.
While this is the first such reported incident targeting Eric Trump, members of the Trump administration have previously faced confrontations while out and about.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant last June and then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled by protesters as she dined at a Mexican restaurant near the White House.
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