Eric Trump spitting attack would never happen to Sasha and Malia Obama or Chelsea Clinton, says wife Lara
Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, addressed the alleged incident where her husband was spat on by an employee of an upscale Chicago-area restaurant and said it would never happen to any of the previous presidents' children.
"I can't imagine this ever happening to Chelsea Clinton—to Sasha and Malia Obama," she told Martha MacCallum on Wednesday, June 26, during an interview on "The Story," according to Fox News.
The incident, which reportedly unfolded at the cocktail bar and restaurant Aviary, made headlines after Eric spoke about it to conservative news site Breitbart and said it was "purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems."
He also took a shot at the Democratic party, saying, "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."
Lara, like her husband, cast blame on the Democrats and said it was a "new normal" amongst the party.
"This is disgusting," she exclaimed. "There is no reason you should ever spit in anyone's face. This is the new normal for the left and it's acceptable, for some reason, whenever you are fighting on the side of the Democrats to do things like this."
She also praised Eric for how he handled the situation and said he acted very professionally.
"I give him so much credit because unprovoked, this woman came up to him, literally spit in his face and had some really nasty things to say to him," she said. "He was very shocked but he said what an incredible job the Chicago PD did."
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed the CPD responded to the scene and assisted the United States Secret Service and stated that any inquiry regarding the matter must be directed to the latter.
In a statement addressing the event, The Aviary said, "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."
They also said that, while the employee in question has not yet been spoken to, she has been placed on leave by its human resources team.
In the wake of the alleged incident, hundreds have taken to bombing The Aviary's reviews, something the restaurant said was unfair.
"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," they said. "So too, however, are those people wrong who are praising this as an act of civil disobedience."