Eric Trump Spat on by Chicago Cocktail Bar Employee, Says Attack 'Just Emphasizes...The Fact That We're Winning'

Eric Trump has allegedly been spat on by an employee at a Chicago cocktail bar he had entered on Tuesday evening.

The middle son of President Donald Trump confirmed the incident to the far-right publication Breitbart News.

It was initially reported on Twitter by NBC5 Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern, who said the incident involving Trump and an employee at The Aviary took place at around 8.30 p.m.

Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for Chicago Police Department, tweeted that the city's officers were on the scene assisting the Secret Service.

According to Breitbart, the Secret Service detained a female employee who allegedly spat in the face of Trump, but she was later released when he declined to press charges.

"It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems," Trump, executive vice president of his family's real estate firm The Trump Organization, told Breitbart. He then tried to link the incident to the Democratic Party.

"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."

A spokeswoman told Newsweek the Secret Service had no comment.

The Trump Organization and The Aviary did not respond immediately to Newsweek's requests for comment.

Eric Trump had previously tweeted about visiting the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago.

The 35-year-old recently accompanied his father, alongside his other adult siblings and their partners, on a state visit to the U.K. in early June, where he dined at a formal banquet with the Queen.

He also spent time with his father at the family's golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, where he and elder brother Donald Trump Jr. were photographed on a night out, pulling pints at pubs in the town.

Trump was also in Normandy, France, for the 75th D-Day anniversary commemorations, where he and his siblings sat in the second row for an event at which 12,000 were in attendance.

A staunch defender of his father's administration, Trump is a regular on conservative cable news shows.

Back in April, he appeared on Fox & Friends to accuse the Democrats of "presidential harassment 101," echoing the president's own language, in their pursuit of President Trump through multiple congressional investigations.

"And you know, my father always talked on the campaign trail about the deep state, right? And this is the deep state," Eric Trump said on Fox News.

"They don't actually want to do their job. They don't want to fix health care. They don't want to fix immigration. They don't want to fix anything else. They just want to subpoena everybody that has ever met Trump."

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US businessman and son of the US president Eric Trump attends a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images