Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE’s son appeared to call the presidency a “step down” for his father during an interview on Fox News following the final 2016 presidential debate.

"He hasn’t spent his whole life to be up on the debate stage like a career politician,” Donald Trump Jr. said when asked about his father’s debate performance. "He spent his life creating jobs, building things, doing things that would benefit American workers in this country.

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"Imagine, if he was doing this for his whole life, he’d be the greatest politician in the history of the world."

Trump Jr. said he father was learning as he goes, "because he’s a real American."

"Unlike Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Kanye West 'not denying' his campaign seeks to damage Biden MORE, who’s gotten very rich being a politician, peddling American influence, he hasn’t,” he continued, referring to the Democratic presidential nominee.

"This is only a step down.”

Trump stirred controversy during the debate when he refused to say he would accept the election results regardless of the outcome.

“I will keep you in suspense,” the Republican told moderator Chris Wallace.