Chicago mayor says waitress crossed 'the line' by spitting on Eric Trump

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) denounced a waitress who is accused of spitting on President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpMia Farrow resurfaces photo of Trump sons with dead leopard after signing of animal cruelty bill Eric Trump promotes Trump wine as Sondland testifies: 'Perfect day for a nice bottle of this' Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family MORE.

Lightfoot told reporters at a news conference on Friday that the "repugnant" incident had crossed the boundaries of justifiable political criticism, according to NBC 4 Chicago.

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"You cross the line when you assault someone," Lightfoot told reporters, according to NBC 4, adding: "No one deserves that. No one."

Lightfoot added that it was "very gracious" of Eric Trump not to press charges against the waitress over the alleged incident, which reportedly took place Tuesday night at The Aviary, a restaurant in the city.

Photos taken Tuesday night indicated that Chicago police were called after Trump was allegedly spit on, and that Secret Service reportedly intervened.

Eric Trump later told right-wing website Breitbart News that the incident was a "despicable" act by someone who he inferred had emotional issues.

“It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems,” he said Tuesday. “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.”