After an anti-Trump woman spit in Eric Trump's face at a bar in Chicago on Tuesday evening, the famous son decided not to press charges against the woman and apparently directed her to "have a nice evening."
Former Navy SEAL and pro-Trump pundit Carl Higbie said he spoke privately to Trump about the incident during an appearance on Newsmax TV.
“I love how the Left wants to rationalize this as, depending on your level of outrage is your level of justification here. … There’s no reason to ever do this,” Higbie started. “Also, the other thing, too … I talked to Eric about this today, and I wasn’t gonna say anything on TV, but I talked about it with him today and was like, ‘Dude, what’s up with that?’ And he was like, ‘Honestly, they were hauling her off to jail and I was like, you know what, tell her to have a great evening.’”
“That’s what kind of guy he is,” Higbie continued. “He’s a classy dude.”
The pundit noted that he’s seen Trump harassed in public before.
“This is something that really bugs me, because he’s a good dude and he doesn’t get any credit for it,” the former SEAL emphasized. “This guy is someone who’ll have your back no matter what, whether he knows you or not. I mean, what he’s done for Saint Jude, what he’s done in his career for other people,” he highlighted.
The video post on Higbie’s account has a mere 629 views, but is “liked” by Trump.
In June 2018, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital confirmed that Trump helped to raise a stunning $16.3 million for the hospital over the past decade.
“I am amazed by the many ways that you have personally embraced our cause and cared for our children and families,” Richard C. Shadyac Jr., the president of the St. Jude’s fundraising organization, said of Trump in a letter provided to The New York Times. “As you are aware, we are expanding our lifesaving work and are working to push cure rates even higher in this country and around the world, while improving the lives of survivors by developing and advancing treatments that reduce side effects. We are only able to do this because of the support provided by donors and supporters like you.”
As confirmed by Breitbart News earlier in the week, Trump did not press charges against the assailant.
"It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems,” Trump told the outlet in a phone interview, The Daily Wire reported. "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.”
The assailant was reportedly placed on leave from her job at the Chicago bar after the incident and a GoFundMe account has been established on her behalf.