Local Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will continue to support Donald Trump

Posted at 7:15 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 22:31:24-04

Local Rep. Duncan Hunter is maintaining his support for Donald Trump amid the presidential candidate's controversial comments about women.

Hunter believes the reaction to Trump's taped "off-the-record" conversation is unfair.

Trump defended himself, classifying his comments as "locker room talk."

Hunter compared it to the type of conversations heard in combat. Before he was a politician, Hunter was a Marine who served three combat tours.

Hunter made the following comments to The Washington Post: "I think it's totally unfair, you can take anybody's comments off the record from a decade or more prior and pull them up at your convenience. And I was in the Marine Corps, and I've been to war three times. If you had recorded the stuff my Marines and I were talking about, after not seeing a woman for seven months -- but let's just leave it at that. And so I find this completely unfair."

Duncan was defending the derogatory comments with the understanding Trump would not act on them. However, accusations are mounting from women who claim Trump sexually harassed them.

Hunter's office said they are only allegations at this point.

Trump is adamant the claims are false.