‘You Cross The Line When You Assault Someone’ – CBS Chicago
An employee at The Aviary cocktail bar was arrested Tuesday night, after spitting on Trump, the son of President Donald Trump. The worker has been placed on leave and was detained by authorities for about two hours. Eric Trump declined to pursue charges, a decision Lightfoot called “very gracious of him.”
“I think civility matters and we may not agree.” Lightfoot said at a news conference on Thursday. “In my case, I don’t agree with a lot of the things President Trump stands for. Our values are different.
“But you cross the line, when you assault someone. You absolutely cross the line when you intentionally target someone for that kind of treatment.”
No one deserves that. No one.
In a statement, Aviary called the incident unfortunate and is investigating.
“It just emphasizes a sickness and desperation and the fact that we’re winning,” Trump told Breitbart.
In the statement released by Aviary, the restaurant said “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 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.”