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Trump claims picture ID is required to buy groceries

The Hill logo The Hill 8/1/2018 Avery Anapol
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President Trump 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."

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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.

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.

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