Eric Trump Tweeted a photo of his ballot paper - and swiftly deleted it...
It looks like Eric Trump may have broken the law yesterday… before his father Donald even became President-elect of the United States.
The 32-year-old reportedly Tweeted a picture of his ballot paper, writing alongside it: ‘It is an incredible honor to vote for my father! He will do such a great job for the U.S.A! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.’
But unfortunately for Eric, he voted in New York, where state law makes it a misdemeanour to not only share a photo of a complete ballot, but also to indicate how a person cast their vote. Oh dear.
In Eric’s defence, it is quite a shady area of law. In New York, a legal challenge almost succeeded before a judge ruled last week that changing it would cause too much confusion ahead of the election.
Eric obviously realised his mistake pretty swiftly, as he’s since deleted the message.
But it didn’t seem to dampen the Trump family’s spirits. Eric and his siblings continued to Tweet throughout the night, as Trump beat Hillary Clinton in an insanely tense race for the White House.
Donald has now written his first Tweet since his win, which reads: ‘Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.’
In his victory speech, he said: ‘Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all Americans – and this is so important to me.
‘For those who have chosen not to support me in the past – of which there were a few people – I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help, so we can work together and unify our great country. I promise you that I will not let you down.’