The waitress who was arrested for spitting on the president’s son, Eric Trump, has been shown in a picture for the first time.
The unnamed woman reportedly screamed as she was led away from, the Aviary Club, an upmarket Chicago cocktail bar after allegedly spitting on Trump.
The woman was immediately handcuffed and held by Secret Service agents and the Chicago police. The altercation took place at around 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 25.
The server was escorted out of the cocktail lounge in Chicago’s swanky Fulton Market area by two men in suits.
An bystander snapped the picture while waiting for an Uber after dining with family at a neighboring restaurant. They said the server was “very upset” and “screaming.” The onlooker said, “I was standing on the corner waiting for my Uber and saw a cop car and two secret service cars pull up.
“I saw this woman being pulled out of the bar. It all happened super quickly.
“She looked very upset. She was screaming about something. She was very wound up.
“She was cooperative when they were putting handcuffs on her.
“She was clearly very upset and agitated.”
The waitress was released after two hours when Eric decided not to press charges. He later described the incident as “disgusting.”
Trump stated to the press: “It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems.
“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.”
The woman has been placed on leave as the establishment’s HR team investigate the incident. The owners of Aviary confirmed their human relations team was involved in the incident and said “no customer should ever be spit upon.”
A statement from the Aviary said: “Last night an unfortunate incident occurred between an employee at The Aviary and Eric Trump.
“The online discussion about the incident is troubling. 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.
“So too, however, are those people wrong who are praising this as an act of civil disobedience. We have voices and the means to be heard. A degrading act lowers the tenor of debate. To some it might feel good, but it is unlikely to serve any larger purpose.
“We hope this incident can, at least, serve to illuminate the current absurdity of the discourse in our politics. As fellow Americans and citizens, we should all aim higher.”
Credit: Daily Mail