Two Trump kids forget to register, can’t vote for dad in NY primary
During one of his famous free ads known as a "call-in" on Fox News Monday, Trump explained that while Donald Jr was registered to vote, his siblings, Eric and Ivanka, failed to register in time, making them ineligible to vote on April 19.
When asked if he felt the registration rules for voting in the primary were unfair, Trump explained that Eric and Ivanka missed the deadline because they were simply “unaware of the rules.”
2 of Trump's kids aren't registered to vote. They won't be able to help their dad in the NY primary, but it should help them sleep at night.— Nice Eric (@ericsshadow) April 11, 2016
lmao trump's kids missed the deadline and can't vote in the new york primary— turbothot ⚰⚰⚰ (@_nathanhedden) April 11, 2016
"So they feel very, very guilty. They feel very guilty, but it's fine,” added Trump, who joked that he would be cutting off their “allowance” as a result.
tfw when you discover Donald Trump's kids can't vote for him pic.twitter.com/kSRdN4vDRK— CAFE (@cafedotcom) April 11, 2016
The rules in question relate to New York’s closed primary system whereby unregistered voters had until March 25 to register, while those wanting to change party affiliation had to do so by October 9, 2015.
According to the state’s Board of Elections, there are almost 3 million New Yorkers who are not registered with either the Republican or Democratic parties, totaling 27 percent of the state's voters.
The two lost votes may not leave Trump too worried, however, with an Emerson poll on Friday suggesting he commands a 56 percent to 22 percent lead over rival Ted Cruz, with John Kasich at 17 percent.
Social media users found great joy in this revelation.
The fact that Trump's kids, who routinely stump for him during GOTV, didn't bother to register to vote is moronic 1 of 2— E.Todes (@ETodes) April 11, 2016
Trump's kids can't vote for him because they didn't register in time. He's not speaking today because he's busy rewriting his will.— Brad Slaight (@BradSlaight) April 11, 2016
Trump's kids should have already registered to vote. They are grown, and at least the age of his wife. #gotem— Kylee Roberts (@kychro) April 11, 2016
When asked why they're not registered to vote Trump's kids replied "Supporting ur dad is 1 thing but voting for a maniac is asking too much"— Nice Eric (@ericsshadow) April 11, 2016
Others suggested that perhaps Eric and Ivanka’s forgetfulness isn’t as it seems.
Are Trump's kids registered Democrats or haven't these patriots never bothered to vote at all?— Gary Stager, Ph.D. (@garystager) April 11, 2016
So the Republican choice is between Cruz whose kids won't touch him, and Trump whose kids won't vote for him. @LOLGOP— justin kanew (@justin_kanew) April 11, 2016
"If I was one of Donald Trump's kids I would "forget" to register to vote too"— Julia Bautista (@julbautis) April 11, 2016