Eric Trump: 'Locker room banter' common among 'alpha personalities'
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Eric Trump is defending his father, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border 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 ClintonHillary Clinton on if Bill should’ve resigned over Lewinsky scandal: ‘Absolutely not’ Electoral battle for Hispanics intensifies in Florida Trump adds campaign stops for Senate candidates in Montana, Arizona, Nevada 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 ClintonHillary Clinton on if Bill should’ve resigned over Lewinsky scandal: ‘Absolutely not’ Nikki Haley achieved historic accomplishments, just like the many women in Trump's administration The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Dem victories in `18 will not calm party turbulence 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."