Trump Thinks You Need ID To Buy Groceries

by Valerie Williams
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Trump tells crowd photo ID is needed to buy groceries

In today’s reminder that the president is an out-of-touch old man, Donald Trump actually seems to think that you need a photo ID to buy groceries.

No, I’m not kidding. Oh, how I wish I were.

In an apparent attempt to prove just how clueless he is about the common man (or to see just how much insane shit he can get his followers to believe), Trump told a crowd at a Tampa, Florida, rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis that photo ID is needed to buy groceries.

“If you go out and you want to buy groceries you need a picture on a card. You need ID,” he says. He was making the ridiculous claim as part of his argument for voter ID laws.

Ummm does someone want to tell him?

He further lies by telling the crowd “the only time” you don’t need an ID is when it comes to voting. I can think of about 3,823 things I do that don’t require photo ID, but since when has the truth been a factor with Cult 45? Also, the state of Florida already requires photo ID in order to vote, so the dude is literally preaching to the choir.

Trump also trotted out one of his greatest hits — the “war” on Christmas. AKA, the non-existent war on Christmas. He claims that stores that used to have “Happy Holidays” signs now have “Merry Christmas” signs. Of course he doesn’t mention where he got this hard data, but again, his followers are never concerned with such things. Which is disturbing as hell.

Twitter was as confused as I am about the whole “you need ID to buy food” bullshit.

“YOU NEED A PICTURE ON A CARD,” shouted the confused old man as he shook his fist at a cloud.

Let’s just let this sink in for a second. The president of the United States sounds completely senile and out-of-touch. Perhaps even more disturbing than our president not knowing how such simple things work is the rally full of people who undoubtedly buy their own groceries but cheered wildly as though he’d just told them they won a million dollars instead of spewing a complete falsehood.

They’re cheering. For outright lies. They’re just going along with whatever he says and even more scary than the fact that Trump’s never in his life bought a loaf of bread is that people are willing to take him at his word — no matter how completely outlandish.