Donald Trump says “it’s fine” that daughter Ivanka and son Eric didn’t register in time to vote for their dad in New York’s primary.
As Politico reported, “Both Ivanka, who identifies as an independent, and her brother Eric Trump reside in New York but missed the October deadline to enroll in a party in order to register to vote in the April 19 primary.”
Ivanka, 34, blamed the state’s “onerous rules.”
“We’re not a family of politicians. We haven’t been in politics very long,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a town hall Tuesday. “New York has one of the most onerous rules in terms of registration, and it required us to register a long time ago — almost close to a year ago — and we didn’t do that. We found out about it sort of after the fact.”
Said Eric Trump, 32: “It was our first kind of foray into politics. We didn’t realize how the whole system worked. It was amazing. We actually made it a very big part of the campaign and there’s no one that’s been more visible on the campaign than the two of us, but we made it a very big part to get that message out” to register and vote.
Others took note.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 11, 2016
Ivanka and Eric Trump didn’t register in time to vote for daddy in New York’s primary. pic.twitter.com/7ts95G5mq5
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 11, 2016
Ivanka Trump, who did not register for the NY GOP primary, made at least 5 videos explaining how to register to vote https://t.co/FqUu24i8QX
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) April 11, 2016
If Eric and Ivanka had registered to vote GOP they could’ve been two of the, like, six NYC Republicans that get decide those CD delegates
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) April 11, 2016
THIS IS YUUUUGE> Donald Trump’s kids Ivanka and Eric Trump can not vote for dad in the NY Primary. Why? They are registered Democrats! LOL
— Feeling Berned (@puppymnkey) April 10, 2016