FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, Eric Trump appears on the "Fox & friends" television program, in New York. Trump says the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody Tuesday, June 25, 2019, after she spit on him. Chicago police say they assisted the Secret Service at the scene. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Eric Trump says he was spit on at Chicago cocktail lounge

June 26, 2019 - 8:06 am

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump says the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody after she spit on him.

Eric Trump told Breitbart News in a telephone interview that it was "purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems."

His comments came after reports of the alleged spitting incident Tuesday night at The Aviary in Chicago's West Loop area. The Associated Press sent an email Wednesday seeking comment on behalf of the lounge.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) said on Twitter that officers assisted the Secret Service with a "law enforcement matter" and deferred inquiries to the agency.

The Secret Service, White House and Trump Organization, which Eric Trump helps run, didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

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