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Eric Trump: President Was ‘Joking Around’ With Body Slam Comments

Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Eric Trump wrote off President Donald Trump’s comments about body slamming reporters as a joke during an appearance on Fox News Friday.

President Trump praised Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte during a Thursday night rally, stating, “any guy who can do a body slam … he’s my guy.” Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in June 2017 after he physically attacked Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. (RELATED: President Trump Boasts About Rep. Greg Gianforte Body Slamming A Reporter)

Eric Trump said that “fun” comments like those made by the president are “exactly why my father won.”

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“Oh stop, he wasn’t the guy that body slammed anybody. He can have fun,” Eric Trump said. “By the way, this is exactly why my father won. So many people were sick and tired of the perfectly scripted politician who memorized their little sound byte and they went out there and they had no crowds and they didn’t have any fun.”

‘Outnumbered’ With Eric Trump (Fox News Screenshot: October 19, 2018)

Fox News’ Melissa Francis asked Trump if he feels the same way about former Attorney General Eric Holder saying that when Republicans go low, Democrats should “kick them.” (RELATED: Former AG Holder: ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’)

“The difference was Eric Holder wasn’t laughing when he was saying that and kind of joking around, right? The demeanor was very different,” Trump replied. “I think it actually is different. I think it’s totally different. I think the way you actually convey a message resonates.”

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