President Donald Trump recently claimed during his “Make America Great Again” rally in Florida that Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries.
The president was advocating for voter ID requirements and claimed the only time people don’t need ID is when they want to vote.
He says: “If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.”
It’s unclear when the president last purchased groceries or anything else himself.
Trump had been railing against the idea of allowing noncitizens to vote, saying, “Only American citizens should vote in American elections.”
He says, “The time has come for voter ID like everything else.”
Twitter had a field day:
Trump says you need an ID to buy groceries… Honest question: What's the last time he's bought groceries?
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 31, 2018
Trump out of touch here… you don’t need an ID to buy groceries. https://t.co/FmKaXbEQsc
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 31, 2018
Trump: "If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card. You need ID."
This man has never bought a carton of milk in his life, has he?
— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) July 31, 2018
Trump moments ago:
"The time has come for voter ID… if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID."
This is why billionaire idiots shouldn't be President. We need someone to represent us who has at least has bought their own groceries in the last 3 decades.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) August 1, 2018
On the topic of voter ID, Trump says if you want to go out and buy groceries, you have to have an ID, which as anyone who buys their own groceries knows, is not accurate. Out of all the things one does consistently need an ID for, that is not one of them.
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) July 31, 2018
Pretty sure Trump just said "you go out to buy groceries you need ID…something with a photo" (which is…what?) To call for more voter ID laws. Rocks we've got a president with an apparent disease eating away at his brain. Just a total fuckin evil dumbass
— real playboi carti (@DaGolden__Child) July 31, 2018
Trump just Told Maga crowd at a rallythat everyone needs an ID to shop for groceries in America so why wouldn’t everyone need an ID to vote?
Of course the crowd just cheered and applauded in agreement Rather than Asking since when do I need an ID to go grocery shopping?
— Blake Rove (@BlakeRove) July 31, 2018