It didn't take long for the internet to draw comparisons between Trump and Potter's evil nemesis, with many suggesting that the businessman-turned-politician's hair could be one of the Horcruxes harbouring part of his soul.
One user wrote: "The only way to stop Donald Trump is to destroy his Horcruxes. The wig is definitely one. If you need me I'll be finding the other six."
Another added: "Convinced Donald Trump has Horcruxes out there. The more he talks the more I'm convinced he's split his soul to live forever"
Rowling responded to it all brilliantly, tweeting: "How horrible. Voldermort was nowhere near as bad."