The Hill reports that Eric Trump, son of presumptive GOP nominee for president Donald Trump, has declared his sister based on her intelligence and “beautiful looks” is qualified for the vice-presidency.
Eric Trump on Thursday floated his sister Ivanka Trump as a potential running mate for his father.
“She’s got the beautiful looks, she’s smart, she’s smart, smart, smart,” Eric Trump said Thursday on Fox News. “She’s certainly got my vote.”
Trump noted that his sister will turn 35 just before the election — the minimum age required by the Constitution to be president or vice president.
“She just makes that by about seven, eight days,” he said, calling Ivanka Trump “a machine.”
For a campaign that denounces any kind of sexism is in play in this election cycle, I have to wonder why Eric Trump made a point of describing her appearance as part of her qualifications…?
Last night during the CNN town hall with Donald Trump and his family, Ivanka Trump and brother Eric were asked why they failed to register to vote in the upcoming New York primary.
“I’m an independent, and I’ve always voted based on the candidate as opposed to based on the party, and it was actually a very interesting experience,” Ivanka Trump told CNN during Tuesday’s town hall. “So, we’re not a family of politicians. We haven’t been in politics very long.”
“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,” she added. “And, we didn’t do that.”
“Onerous” and “almost close to a year ago” aren’t really accurate phrases to use here.
Ivanka’s dad announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015. The closing date for Independents to change their registration was October 9th, 2015. That’s four months of their dad campaigning across the nation, and they didn’t think to make sure they took care of business.
And, let’s face it, counting back from today to October 9th is NOT “almost a year.”
It’s important to note: this isn’t some new rule change in New York. Responsible voters knew how and where to find this info.