PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eric Trump, the son of Donald Trump, addressed a coughing fit at a campaign rally by Hillary Clinton, his father’s opponent in the Presidential race this fall, saying the incident ‘scared’ him, while at the same time proclaiming he is not qualified to discuss anyone’s potential health problems.

Trump, during an interview with Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, also claimed a double standard exists in the media coverage received by Clinton, compared to how a similar episode regarding his father would be reported.

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“I’m a civilian in this whole thing. I’m not a politician. I’m not the person who opines on people’s health, but I saw that video too and I was a little scared by it. It was pretty interesting, to say the least. I can tell you, if the same thing happened to my father, the whole world would’ve jumped on top of him. They absolutely would’ve jumped on top of him. It’s interesting.”

He touted his father’s will and determination in both the campaign and in running his business.

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“The man just works harder than anybody I’ve ever met in my life. That’s why he’s become the success that he is and if he wants to achieve a goal, if he wants to take care of something, he’s just non-stop. He works 24 hours a day. He’s just really a workaholic. He loves what he does and when he gets passionate about something, there’s no one better.”


Trump also stated his father’s private sector perspective will aid him if he can win White House.

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“My father was an outsider. He is an outsider. He’s never been in politics. Here’s a man who has spent his entire life building an amazing company and he’s never been a politician. I always joke, and I said this in my RNC speech, he’s a guy, who his entire life, has been signing the front of the check, whereas, her entire life, spent signing the back of a check. It’s a very different person, it’s a very different style.”