Eric Trump said his father's choice to avoid bringing up former President Bill Clinton's infidelity while debating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton took courage, BuzzFeed News reported.
"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 in the front row, and I just wasn't gonna go there out of respect for her,'" the son of the GOP nominee told 1040 WHO Iowa radio host Simon Conway. "And that was a big moment for me and probably will actually become, my life and this campaign, . . . something I'll always remember."
Donald Trump told CNN on Tuesday he held back out of respect for the Clintons' daughter Chelsea.
"I mean, he really took the high ground where he had the opportunity to go very, very low," Eric Trump continued to the radio show. "And I'm proud of him for doing that. I mean, I'm really proud of him for doing that. And I think people recognize that. I mean, there are a lot of people who came up to me, including many in the media, who said listen, he could've just crushed her on that last question. And he would've probably hurt a family if he did.
"I don't know, I think that took a lot of courage in so many regards, and I think he really answered that well and took the high ground and kept the high road."
According to Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, he was "certainly prepared" to bring up the former president's past, but made "a split-second, spontaneous decision" not to.
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