Eric Trump claims employee spat at him in Chicago bar

HR has since placed the employee in question on leave

Eric Trump claims employee spat at him in Chicago bar

A restaurant brand has responded to allegations that an employee spat on Eric Trump earlier this week, claiming the worker in question has been ‘placed on leave’.

Eric Trump, son of US President Donald Trump, claims he was spat at in a Chicago-area restaurant on Tuesday.

The Alinea Group, which owns The Aviary, released a statement which read: “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. We will not discuss internal HR matters beyond this statement.”

Speaking to Breitbart News, Eric branded the incident “disgusting”, saying it was the act of someone who “clearly has emotional problems”.

“For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility,” he told the publication. “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.”

Since the incident, a GoFundMe page has been set up which claims to be raising money for the restaurant employee – so far, the money pot is sitting at over $5,000.

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