In heartbreaking news from the incredibly long, complicated and frankly quite scary race to become the Republican party nominee for president in the American general election later this year, it seems that Donald Trump's children won't be able to vote for him in the New York primary on April 19th.
Despite their dad wanting to be a Republican president, Ivanka and Eric Trump were not registered as Republicans in New York, where they both live. And since the Republican primary in that state is 'closed' (which means that only registered Republican can vote in it) their support is going to be limited to handing out badges and waving a little flag at his speeches.
'They were unaware of the rules and they didn't register in time,' Trump said in an interview on American cable TV. 'So Eric and Ivanka, I guess, won't be voting. They feel very, very guilty. They feel very guilty. But it's fine.'
[Translation: it's not fine.]
To be fair to Ivanka and Eric, the primary rules vary wildly from state to state and in many the primaries are open and anyone can rock up and vote for Trump, should they for some inexplicable reason wish to.
Fortunately, both siblings are on the electoral register, albeit as independents, which means there will be nothing to stop them voting for Donald in the main election in November. Apart from all the other reasons that would stop you from voting for him.
(And while we're on the subject of missing your chance to vote: if you wish to cast a vote in the May local elections and the upcoming EU referendum - and you totally should, because the Suffragettes suffered and died for your right to do it! - but you're not on the electoral register, you can sort that out here. Don't be a Trump, do it now.)