Former President Donald Trump on Friday suggested that people need identification to purchase groceries, repeating a wild claim he’s pushed in the past.
“You have voter ID to buy a loaf of bread. You have ID to buy a loaf of bread,” he said at a summit of the Concerned Women for America, a conservative group, in Washington, D.C.
"You have voted ID to buy a loaf of bread" -- Trump still doesn't know how buying groceries works pic.twitter.com/XI61Qva8yA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 16, 2023
Trump has made similar assertions over the years. During a 2018 rally, he stated that “you need a picture on a card, you need ID,” to buy groceries. Months later, he suggested that there’s an ID requirement for cereal purchases.
In 2019, the former president received pushback for another supermarket-related claim when he said grocery stores would “work along” with federal employees amid a government shutdown.
“Local people know who they are when they go for groceries,” he said at the time. “That’s what happens in times like this — they know the people, they’ve been dealing with them for years, and they work along.”
Social media users mocked this week’s bread remarks from Trump, quipping that they got “carded for pumpernickel the other day.”
Tell me you've never bought bread before without actually saying it.
— Double_Anarchy (@Double_Anarchy3) September 16, 2023
"I just need you to find me 11,780 loaves"
— Gerry McK (@GMcK2012) September 16, 2023
Wish we had video of him at a checkout counter befuddled by scanners.
— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖_𝔻𝕚𝕧𝕚𝕟𝕖 𝕏 (@SundaeDivine) September 16, 2023
has he ever bought groceries?
— Zachary Pleat (@zpleat) September 16, 2023
Can confirm I had to show my social security card for the rye I bought today.
— The Chud Report (@TheChudReport) September 16, 2023