An incident allegedly occurred at a Chicago restaurant that President Donald Trump’s son visited on Tuesday. According to reports, the Secret Service got involved.
On Tuesday evening, the Secret Service arrested an employee of the Aviary restaurant. The unnamed person allegedly spat on Eric Trump, 35, at the establishment.
Speaking about the incident that same evening Eric said over the phone:
“It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems. 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.”
A reporter for NBC’s channel 5 in Chicago, Mary Ann Ahern, also tweeted about the incident. She confirmed that an employee from the restaurant was taken into custody.
Ahern also revealed that Eric was seen leaving the Chicago cocktail lounge on the same day of the incident. The reporter shared an image of police officers outside the establishment at around 8:30 p.m.
A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Anthony Guglielmi, retweeted Ahern’s photo of the officer’s and confirmed they had assisted at the scene. He wrote: “CPD was on scene and assisting the United States Secret Service with a law enforcement matter.”
He asked that any questions “be directed to the Secret Service.” Sources shared that Eric had arrived at the Aviary with a group of people on the day the incident took place.
According to the insiders, a young woman who was employed at the restaurant came to Eric and suddenly spat in his face. Eyewitnesses said the woman muttered something that sounded like an anti-Trump statement.
The executive vice president of the Trump Organization had arrived with Secret Service agents as part of his group and they quickly took the employee into custody. Witnesses said they placed her in handcuffs.
She was then put into a police paddy wagon. According to reports, Eric decided not to press charges against the woman and she was released from police custody.
In March, during a Fox & Friends interview, Eric blamed social media platforms and certain media networks for “presidential harassment.” He stated: “It only goes one way. If you’re on the left you’re totally protected. If you’re on the right they absolutely try to kill you.”