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Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vu...
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vu...
President Donald Trump arrives at a rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vu...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP ...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucc...

President Donald Trump signs the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act," at Tampa Bay Technical High School, Tuesday,...

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One for a trip to Tampa, Fla., to attend a rally, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Bas...

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, center, walks with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, and Eric Trump, son of President Donal...

President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act," at Tampa Bay ...

President Donald Trump gestures as he signs the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act," at Tampa Bay Technical High S...

President Donald Trump talks with supporters after getting off Air Force One at Tampa International Airport, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (A...

President Donald Trump talks with supporters after getting off Air Force One at Tampa International Airport, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (A...

Ivanka Trump shakes hands with supporters after getting off Air Force One at Tampa International Airport, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP P...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucc...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vu...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vu...

President Donald Trump arrives at a rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vu...

A supporter of President Donald Trump heckles CNN Jim Acosta, left, during a Trump rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Jul...

President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP ...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for voters to show photo identification at the polls, wrongly claiming that's already needed to buy groceries.

Trump made the statement during a rally Tuesday night in Tampa, Florida, where he promoted the campaigns of two Florida Republicans ahead of the state's primary.

The president was railing against the idea of noncitizens voting in elections when he claimed that identification is required for everything but voting. He told supporters, "If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID."

Photo IDs are required for certain purchases, such as alcohol, cigarettes or cold medicine.

Trump also criticized Democrats who oppose his nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and said voters need to elect more Republicans.


Updated : 2021-03-01 21:09 GMT+08:00