Media Gets Trump’s Grocery Store Comment About Photo ID Wrong On Purpose [VIDEO]

Media Gets Trump’s Grocery Store Comment About Photo ID Wrong On Purpose [VIDEO]

Media Gets Trump’s Grocery Store Comment About Photo ID Wrong On Purpose [VIDEO]

While Jim Acosta is sniveling about how really really icky Americans are, the rest of the media is hard at work deliberately misconstruing all that President Trump said in Tampa last night. Case in point? His comments about Voter ID laws and grocery stores.

What’s that? He said that sometimes you have to show ID at the grocery store?? The AP was ON IT!

President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous rally aimed at bolstering two Florida Republicans ahead of the state’s primary.

-Snip

Tuesday night’s freewheeling rally lasted more than an hour and included numerous attacks on the media, as well as one glaring false claim. Trump was railing against the idea of noncitizens voting and advocating stricter voting laws when he claimed that IDs are required for everything else, including shopping.

“If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID,” he said at the event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. “You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.”

So what does the AP do? Fire off a question to the White House asking them to show proof that President Trump has ever A. shopped for groceries and B. had to show ID while doing so.

Like I said, the AP is ON THE CASE.

And… they are deliberately mischaracterizing what he said. Then again, the media has been doing that for YEARS.

But back to the AP’s case.

In most grocery store chains these days, if you try to pay by credit card instead of debit, one is asked for ID.

Quite a few grocery stores now sell alcohol. Guess what? Show your ID.

Tobacco products sold in grocery stores? Show your ID.

Write a check? Yes, some folks still do. Then show your ID.

Buy groceries at Costco or Sam’s? Show your ID.

You see, the point that President Trump was making is that photo ID is REQUIRED when attempting to make a purchase, enter specific buildings, get on a military installation, open a bank account, get a car loan, rent a home, buy a home, when traveling via plane, and more.

If you don’t have an account with FedEx and want to ship something? You have to show your ID every single time.

Yet when we vote? No ID necessary across more than a few states.

Furthermore, the AP and the rest of the media is focusing on the grocery store comment instead of the entire context of Trump’s remarks. You see, if we were visiting or trying to become a resident of another country, until that status is granted, we would NEVER have the right to vote in that country’s elections. But here in the US, let’s let anyone vote! San Francisco has decided to virtue signal once more.

San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle.

First of all, those undocumented immigrants are actually here ILLEGALLY. Secondly, they are absolutely NOT American citizens, so should not have the same voting rights as Americans. Period.

Meanwhile, others are going back to the tired old schtick of photo ID’s are SOOOOO difficult to get that Voter Suppression!!

Yikes. That’s gonna leave a mark.

All day today the media has run with the Trump! Grocery Stores! Photo ID! He’s wrong again!

But he wasn’t, and isn’t, wrong. The media ran with a false narrative and has stepped on a rake of their own making. And they wonder why nobody likes them.

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7 Comments
  • GWB says:

    In most grocery store chains these days, if you try to pay by credit card instead of debit, one is asked for ID
    Ummm, how suspicious do you look when you go shopping? I haven’t had to use an ID when I used a credit card for about 25 years now. Especially not in a grocery store. Heck, almost all of them I’ve been in the last 15 years have a POS reader that doesn’t even require I hand my card to the cashier. SO, no, he was wrong to use that example.

    photo ID is REQUIRED when attempting to make a purchase, enter specific buildings, get on a military installation, open a bank account, get a car loan, rent a home, buy a home, when traveling via plane, and more.
    Yes, and any of those would have made a much stronger case than groceries. (BTW, alcohol and cigarettes are usually not included in “groceries” for most people.)

    Was AP stupid for dumping on this? Yeah. Was Trump dumb for saying it? Yeah.

    • Ed Ruffin says:

      Speak for yourself. Every time I go through the line at the grocery store my ID is perched on top of my stack of stuff.

      Wine and beer certainly are groceries.

      • overgrownhobbit says:

        Yep. Try getting through self checkout with a six pack of beer and no I.D. And I’m a Vey-haired old coot.

    • JSI says:

      Ever write a check at a grocery store? I guess not or else you’d know they want to see your ID when you write a check. Libs lie like a cheap rug, as long as it fits their crazy narrative.

      • GWB says:

        Did you read?
        if you try to pay by credit card
        Not check.
        And Trump didn’t specify “by check”, either.

        Sometimes – just like the proverbial broken clock – the ‘libs’ are actually right. Even if they then go overboard about it.

  • Bob Rich says:

    ID using a credit card in Whole Foods? No.

    Tho one might say that the CC is a form of ID.

    • GWB says:

      A little bit of IT pedantry here….

      A CC, by itself, is not a form of identification. It can’t verify who you are. (Otherwise, there wouldn’t be any credit card fraud.)
      A CC with a PIN still doesn’t identify you, but does authenticate you as a ‘valid user’.
      In the sense of the CC company, the stripe or chip identifies that the card is valid, but nothing about the user. The CC company assumes the correct person is using it.
      The only way to validate your identity is either the checkout clerk knows you, or you provide something that they can validate – like a picture ID (easiest) up to some form of biometric checked against a database (hardest, scariest privacy-wise).

      And, of course, the CC doesn’t provide the necessary information to see if you’re legally allowed to purchase booze/smokes/firearms. Your ID has to convey that information, somehow (or make it available).

      /pedant

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