Update: Restaurant Employee Who Spit on Eric Trump Placed on Leave
The waitress who spit on Eric Trump Tuesday evening has been placed on leave, according to the restaurant where the incident occurred.
Chicago cocktail restaurant The Aviary released a statement yesterday, calling the incident “unfortunate.”
“Last night an unfortunate incident occurred between an employee at The Aviary and Eric Trump. 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.”
“We have not yet spoken with the employee but our HR team has, in the meantime, placed her on leave,” continued the statement.
Update – Statement from Chicago’s The Aviary on incident last night with employee and Eric Trump: pic.twitter.com/cWLE7wfsFO
— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) June 26, 2019
Speaking with Breitbart News Tuesday night, Trump said, “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.”
According to sources familiar with the matter, Eric Trump had, with a group of people, come into Aviary, an upscale lounge in Chicago, and the young woman–an employee of the establishment–came right up to him and spit in his face. Per an eyewitness, she murmured inaudibly something that sounded like it was anti-Trump. Then Secret Service agents who were there protecting Eric Trump jumped into action and took the woman into custody. She was put in handcuffs and placed in a police paddy wagon, a source with knowledge said. Eric Trump decided not to press charges against the woman in the end, and she was released from police custody.