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Eric Trump Says Father’s 2005 Conversation Was ‘Unacceptable’ But That’s What Happens with ‘Alpha Personalities’

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Eric Trump on Tuesday said his father’s 2005 hot mic comments about women were “totally unacceptable” — but added that that kind of “locker room banter” is what happens when “alpha personalities” get together.

“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, Eric Trump said at an event in Colorado on Monday,” according to The Colorado Springs Gazette.

“At the same time, I’m not saying it’s right,” he added. “It’s not the person that he is.”

Eric Trump echoed those comments on the Dan Caplis Show on 710 KNUS, saying, “That conversation, it was locker room banter, I mean, that’s really what it was. It was two alpha guys in a thing, and by the way, it is totally unacceptable. He acknowledged that, and he apologized for it. It’s two guys by themselves in private at some event going back and forth. My father is a man that has a heart of gold. He truly the greatest father in the world to us.”

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Ian MacNicol/Getty

GOP nominee Donald Trump is facing bipartisan backlash after a tape emerged Friday that captured him making predatory comments about women to Billy Bush in 2005.

Trump released a video statement in response, in which he said “I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.” He has repeatedly chalked the comments up to “locker room talk,” however, stoking further outrage from many, including American professional athletes who protested that describing sexual assault is not “locker room talk.”