President Donald Trump’s latest head-scratching comment has lit up the internet.
“You know, 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,” Trump said at Tuesday night’s Tampa, Fla., rally to drum up support for GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis’ gubernatorial bid.
He was – in the moment – throwing his support behind tougher ID requirements for voters.
“Only American citizens should vote in American elections. The time has come for voter ID like everything else,” Trump said.
He deployed that claim as he was saying that the only time people don’t need to present their identification card is when they want to place a vote.
He may have been referring to stores that ask to see IDs from credit card holders, but the comment became the fodder for a Twitter-wide joke from people calling out that you don’t need to show your ID to get what you need at the supermarket.
Most people quickly set about riffing on the comment. Some took the comment even further by wondering when the POTUS last made a trip to the supermarket.
See a sampling of the Twitter reactions to Trump groceries comment below.
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
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
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
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
Has Donald Trump ever been inside of a grocery store? I think there's a decent chance he hasn't. https://t.co/JCiIr0nM7w
— Dustin Kent (@dustinjkent) August 1, 2018
Of course Trump is the guy who writes a check when buying groceries https://t.co/am2cifIYTB
— Tyler Cralle (@tylercralle) August 1, 2018
This tells us at least two things. First, it confirms that Trump has no idea how grocery shopping works.
Second, what the hell does that have to do with enfranchisement? https://t.co/w2MCCMaJOr
— Jeffrey Vagle (@jvagle) August 1, 2018
Well now I know I've done at least two things Trump hasn't... worn size 'large' gloves and been in a grocery store. https://t.co/gSEWCtePOf
— Wes Wilson (@iamweswilson) August 1, 2018