Eric Trump: Abusing women ‘truly the lowest of the low’
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Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpEric Trump defends father for praising assault of a reporter: 'He can have fun' Eric Trump: US shouldn’t ‘throw away’ Saudi relationship over Khashoggi death Lara Trump says 'Kavanaugh effect' will motivate women to vote Republican MORE said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE takes allegations of domestic violence seriously, adding that people who engage in domestic abuse are “the lowest of the low.”

“There is nothing worse than, I mean there’s nothing worse in the world than domestic abuse, than some of these allegations you see. I mean it’s truly the lowest of the low and you have to take it very seriously, and he does take it very seriously,” Eric Trump said on the “Curtis and Cosby” radio show on WABC in New York City.

His comments come as the White House faces intense scrutiny for its handling of domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter. 

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Porter resigned last week after he was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, one of whom posted photographs of herself with a black eye she alleges Porter gave her. 

Following Porter’s resignation, President Trump praised his former staffer’s work and wished him well, but did not address the women.

Later, on Saturday, Trump tweeted that "lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation," in an apparent reference to Porter and other men whose careers have been brought down over allegations of abuse, harassment and other forms of improper behavior.

On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a statement she said was dictated by the president in which he declared his support for victims of domestic violence.

On Tuesday, the president did not respond when asked if he had a message for victims of domestic violence. 

Eric Trump said he thinks it’s a positive development that women have come forward to share stories of abuse at the hands of powerful figures in media and politics. 

“I think it’s good that, you know, for the first time, you know, so much of this has become public, because I think ultimately it helps stop the problem that, that clearly exists in society,” he said.