Donald Trump: The president said that 'you need an ID' to buy groceries and everyone made the same joke

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In the latest 'what on earth has Donald Trump said now' instalment, the president of the United States has claimed that people need IDs to buy groceries. Yes, you heard it.

Speaking at a Tampa rally in Florida that was aimed at drumming up support for the Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, Trump began throwing his support behind tougher ID requirements for voters.

He said:

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.

He continued:

Only American citizens should vote in American elections. The time has come for voter ID like everything else.

He may have been referring to American stores that ask for IDs from credit card holders, but many pointed out that you categorically don't need ID to buy things from a supermarket, and that the blunder shows just how out of touch with day-to-day life Trump really is.

Many Twitter users pointed out that the gaffe emphasises how out of touch Trump is.

Has he ever actually bought groceries?

Or a carton of milk?

Others pointed out that this kind of bizarre statement has become the 'new normal'.

Some went straight for the jugular.

Others thought it perfectly summed up the entire administration.

Better luck next time, Mr Trump.

HT Time magazine

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