Eric Trump lauded his father for having the “courage” not to get into the gutter during last Monday’s first presidential debate.
Some kids will never forget when their dad taught them to throw a baseball or catch a football but at age 32, Eric Trump will “always remember” when is father so bravely refrained from mentioning former President Bill Clinton’s infidelity during the presidential debate.
Said Trump’s third child, “I mean, he very well could’ve looked down — and he said it when he came off the debate stage, ‘I wasn’t gonna respond to that question because I saw Chelsea [Clinton] in the front row and I just wasn’t gonna go there out of respect for her.’ That was a big moment for me and probably will actually become … something I’ll always remember.”
What made the moment so memorable to Trump’s last child with Ivana Trump was the shear fortitude it must have taken for his father to break character and not to be his usual disrespectful self.
The young Trump said he thought it took “a lot of courage in so many regards” for his father to take “the high road” instead of retaliating against Hillary Clinton when she attacked him for his past poor treatment of women. “I’m really proud of him for doing that,” said Trump’s second son.
I wonder if all that praise will go out the window after the second presidential debate.
Donald Trump has threatened to change tactics for the upcoming debates. The Republican presidential candidate told Fox News Tuesday morning he “may hit her harder” at the next debate, though he didn’t provide specifics.
In December, Trump told TODAY that Bill Clinton’s infidelity would be “fair game” for him to bring up if the Clinton family accused him of being awful to women.
“There was certainly a lot of abuse of women,” Trump said of Bill Clinton’s time in office. “You look at whether it’s Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones or many of them. That certainly will be fair game. Certainly if they play the woman’s card with respect to me, that will be fair game.”
While Eric Trump may be proud of his father for temporarily taking the high road, this whole issue of marital infidelity is one that Trump himself is very familiar with.
Perhaps it wasn’t “courage” that prevented Trump from attacking Hillary for her husband’s cheating (as if that has any bearing on her ability to be an effective leader) but knowing the well-prepared Hillary would have been ready to hit him back with all his many well-publicized “indiscretions.”
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