LISTEN: Eric Trump says his father 'tunes out' criticism so he doesn't commit suicide 'out of depression'
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Eric Trump suggested that his father doesn't take criticism seriously because doing so would lead to depression and suicidal thoughts.

During an interview Tuesday on The Joe Pags Show, Trump's son said "politics is the nastiest business I've ever seen" because the president is constantly bombarded with criticism.

"I mean, just the evilness and the hatred in that world is unlike anything I could have fathomed before. And no matter what he does, they're going to hit him on it and they're going to go after him, and it's the swamp and it's a corrupt system."

"It's the media, the mainstream media, who does not want him to succeed. It's government who does not want him to succeed... No matter what he does, he's going to get hit, and listen, I think you have to tune it out. You obviously have to be tuned into it, but at the same time you have to take it all with a grain of salt."

"If they weren't talking about you, you wouldn't be doing something right and it's important to keep it in context, otherwise quite frankly you'd probably end up killing yourself out of depression," Eric Trump said. "But he's doing a great job."

During the interview, Eric also said his father was not a racist because he had hired minorities to work in his businesses.

"There is no racist bone in my father's body. He is the greatest guy in the world," he insisted.

Listen to audio, via iHeart Radio, below: