Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries

Posted August 01, 2018

President Donald Trump is reviving his call for a national voter ID system as the country heads into the midterm election and the president eyes his own reelection campaign.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) milked his endorsement from President Donald Trump for everything it's worth in the lead-up to a competitive gubernatorial primary next month, producing a campaign ad gushing with love for the President.

He asserted, "if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID".

Shoppers do need IDs to buy alcohol, some medicines and cigarettes.

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President Trump also used Democrat push back on his supreme court pick Brett Kavanaugh as a rally cry to get Republicans to the polls.

The president is set to trumpet his endorsement of Republican candidate for governor, Rep. Ron DeSantis, who has been a staunch defender of the president against the Mueller probe looking into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

"We have to make sure Rick Scott wins, and wins big".

See a sampling of the Twitter reactions to Trump groceries comment below.

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The ad then features home videos of DeSantis, one of eight Republicans competing in the August 28 primary, parenting with a pro-Trump flair.

Florida GOP candidate Ron DeSantis released a new campaign ad on Monday showcasing his child's ability to build a wall.

President Trump on Tuesday issued a defiant defense of his trade policies, praising American farmers for weathering Chinese tariffs and telling a crowd at a rally for Republican candidates that "the days of plundering American jobs and American wealth, those days are over".

He also advocated for requiring voters to present photo identification, even though Florida already has such a law on the books. "The time has come for voter ID like everything else", Trump said. "But we're turning it around".

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