SICK: GoFundMe Page Raises More Than $5,000 For Woman Who Allegedly Spat On Eric Trump
A GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for a restaurant employee who allegedly spat on Eric Trump Tuesday night.
“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 crise [sic],” said someone identifying himself as Brian, the GoFundMe page organizer.
“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.”
The page collected more than $5,000 — which was its stated goal — before disappearing Thursday afternoon.
The president’s son was reportedly spat upon after a female server at The Aviary in Chicago confronted him. The Chicago Police Department and the Secret Service were involved in the incident.
The Alinea Group, which owns The Aviary, called the incident “unfortunate” and told Fox News that their human resources department had “placed her on leave.”
In another development, a webpage said the woman set to benefit from the GoFundMe collection wasn’t the spitter.
“A fundraiser for a woman falsely claiming to be the person who spit on Eric Trump at The Aviary raised thousands of dollars,” blockclubchicago.org wrote.
But the woman is not The Aviary employee who actually spit on Trump in a much-publicized incident Tuesday night, and the man who created a GoFundMe for her has now shut it down and is trying to return the donated money.
Block Club Chicago has not published the name of the employee who spit on Trump and will not publish the name of the woman who had been set to benefit from the fundraiser since neither have been charged with a crime.
But sources confirmed the women are not the same.
The fundraiser was launched after a woman falsely posted on Facebook saying she was the person who had spit on Trump — the son of President Donald Trump — and had lost her job as a result. Thousands of people reacted and commented, with some praising her and offering to help her find work.
Then, a man who knows the woman created a GoFundMe for her.