CHICAGO - The U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday evening questioned an employee of a high-end bar in Chicago after she was accused of spitting on Eric Trump, according to multiple reports.
The president's son said to Breitbart News that an employee spat on him while he was visiting The Aviary, an upscale cocktail bar in the West Loop.
"It was a purely disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems," Trump told the conservative news site.
An employee at the bar also confirmed to The Washington Post that the incident took place.
Mary Ann Ahren, a reporter for WMAQ-TV, snapped a photo of authorities outside The Aviary after the incident.
Police presence outside Aviary after alleged incident between an employee and Eric Trump around 8:30pm pic.twitter.com/1oIiVfsiKj— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) June 26, 2019
Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Tuesday night that officers were "on scene and assisting the United States Secret Service with a law enforcement matter."
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. https://t.co/ecq5TaMiQ0— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) June 26, 2019
Trump attributed the incident to the unidentified employee's political views.
"For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility," Trump told Breitbart News. "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."
Citing unidentified sources, Breitbart News reported Trump declined to press charges against the woman.
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