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Eric Trump Defends His Dad Amid Rob Porter Scandal: He Takes Domestic Abuse ‘Very Seriously’

During a radio interview on Curtis and Cosby with 77 WABC Radio, Eric Trump opened up about the domestic violence allegations leveled against disgraced ex-White House staffer Rob Porter, saying that form of abuse is the “lowest of low” and an issue his father takes “very seriously.”

Porter, who has been accused by two of his ex-wives of physical assault, stepped down from his position in the administration last week after the allegations surfaced. Initially, the White House defended the former aide, as beleaguered chief of staff John Kelly defended Porter’s reputation and called him a man of “honor.”

With media criticism increasing, the administration and President Donald Trump have since reversed their position on the issue and are attempting to rid the White House of the mess. Eric Trump played his part in the PR effort today, telling radio host Rita Cosby the following:

“There’s nothing worse in the world than domestic abuse, than some of these allegations you see. It’s truly the lowest of low and you have to take it very seriously, and [Trump] does take it very seriously. It’s very sad, and, quite frankly, I think these last six months you’ve really seen a lot of this come out of the woodwork in the entertainment industry and so many industries. And I think it’s good, for the first time so much of this has become public because I think ultimately it helps stop the problem that exists in the problem.”

Earlier in the segment, Eric Trump defended his father against accusations of sexism by pointing to all the women Trump has hired in his businesses and on his campaign. “My father has empowered more women in his career than anybody,” he added.

Listen above (the relevant part starts around the 9:30 mark), via 77 WABC Radio.

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