President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to visit Ohio to campaign in special House election CNN’s Acosta: I’m worried Trump’s rhetoric toward media ‘will result in somebody getting hurt’ Trump shares son’s tweet backing supporters chanting ‘CNN sucks’ MORE on Tuesday made the claim that a photo ID is required to buy groceries as part of his argument for introducing stricter voter ID laws.
“You know if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card,” he said. “You need ID.”
President Trump, at his rally in Tampa, is pushing for voter ID laws and said you need to show an ID to buy groceries.
(You don’t need ID to buy groceries.) pic.twitter.com/7WAs05R4dz
— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) July 31, 2018
The president made the comment while speaking at a campaign rally in Florida in support of GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis’s gubernatorial bid. It came as he was pushing for stronger voter ID laws, pointing to other instances where an American would need to show identification.
Social media users were quick to jump on Trump’s comment, with many suggesting that Trump has not purchased his own groceries in many years.
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 just claimed at a rally in Florida that you need to ‘show ID’ in order to buy groceries. This is what happens when you ask Rudy Giuliani for advice on how normal people shop.
— Rory Tingle (@RoryTingle1) July 31, 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
Voting rights groups have challenged a series of state voter ID laws, arguing that they are intended to suppress voter turnout among minority populations.
Republicans have fought for stronger voter ID laws, saying that they are necessary to prevent voter fraud.
Published at Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:07:07 +0000