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GoFundMe Set Up For Woman Who Spit On Eric Trump
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. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo […]

A bar employee who was placed on leave after she allegedly spit on Eric Trump now has a GoFundMe established on her behalf.

The unidentified server was immediately detained by the U.S. Secret Service after the encounter. Now, a man claiming to be her friend has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the woman until she finds a new job.

“My friend allegedly spat on Eric Trump and got fired. That’s what happens when we bring the crises from our neighborhoods to the people causing/getting rich off those crises,” wrote the friend, identified only as Brian. “I want to make sure she’s good to go until she finds a new job, and that she won’t have to worry about paying any legal fees etc. Throwdown to support this young badass who wasn’t going to let some jagoff bully get away with his nonsense.”

“We’re trying to keep her anonymous for now, to keep her and her family safe, so you’re not going to find her name here. This stuff might all blow up or her name might get leaked or whatever, so this page might disappear. Stay tuned on other social media to keep tabs on what’s happening,” Brian added.

There is no evidence Eric Trump, the second son of President Donald Trump, was acting as a “jagoff bully” or disruptive in any way.

The Daily Wire previously reported that Trump was at the upscale Chicago lounged Aviary with a group of people when the server allegedly just walked up to him and spit in his face.

Trump told Breitbart News after the incident that the incident was evidence of “desperation” on the part of opposition.

“It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems,” he told the outlet. “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.”

Fox News reported Wednesday that the Alinea Group, which owns the bar where the incident occurred and others, released a statement regarding the minor altercation.

“Last night an unfortunate incident occurred between an employee at The Aviary and Eric Trump,” the statement said. “We did not witness the incident and we are just beginning to learn the details.”

The group also called the response from both sides of the political spectrum “troubling.”

“The online discussion about the incident is troubling. 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,” the statement said.

“So too, however, are those people wrong who are praising this as an act of civil disobedience. We have voices and the means to be heard. A degrading act lowers the tenor of debate. To some it might feel good, but it is unlikely to serve any larger purpose,” the statement continued.

“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.”

The GoFundMe page has so far raised $5,110 of its $5,000 goal in the past 15 hours.