Eric Trump: 'Locker room banter' common among 'alpha personalities'
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Eric Trump is defending his father, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE, over lewd remarks the GOP presidential nominee made in 2005 about approaching women, saying such talk is common among "alpha personalities."


"I think it's locker room banter," he said on Monday, as reported first by The Colorado Springs Gazette. "I think sometimes when guys are together they get carried away, and sometimes that's what happens when alpha personalities are in the same presence.

"At the same time, I'm not saying it's right. It's not the person that he is," Eric Trump added.

He also criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMillennials and the great reckoning on race Biden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet Can Biden encompass the opposition he embodied? MORE for seizing on the leaked tape to hammer his father, describing it as "Hillary going low."

"I think you've seen that for a long time. If you look at her track record with women — I think you saw that yesterday with some of the people we had sitting at the debate. It's horrible. She'll dig out dirt on someone from 15 years ago when someone is in entertainment," he said, according to the Gazette.

"And, listen, my father apologized for it. He was right to apologize for it, and I'm glad he apologized for it. At the same time, if you look at her track record with women, it's horrible. It's absolutely horrible," he said.

Donald Trump during Sunday's presidential debate apologized for his remarks about groping women but said they were nothing more than "locker room banter." He also denied that his remarks were about sexually assaulting women.

He also tried to put the focus on former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonOvernight Health Care: Biden unveils vaccine plan with focus on mass inoculations | Worldwide coronavirus deaths pass 2 million | CDC: New variant could be dominant US strain by March Biden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet Biden taps former FDA commissioner Kessler to head vaccine efforts MORE, bringing several women who have accused him of assault to the debate. Trump also said Hillary Clinton had vilified those accusers.

Eric Trump on Monday echoed his father's attack.

"I think actions speak a lot louder than words, and I think [about] her actions as it pertains to females and Bill's actions as it pertains to females and the lives they've destroyed," he said.

"And I spoke to some of those women yesterday, and they're amazing women, and when they say 'the shame Hillary put me through' in many cases [was] worse than the rapes themselves, that's pretty powerful stuff."