White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried and failed to defend President Donald Trump’s false claim — during a rally in Tampa, Florida, on July 31 — that an ID is required to buy groceries.
A reporter told Sanders during the morning briefing: “You go to the grocery store, I go to the grocery store, I’ve never had to show an I.D. At the grocery store. I’ve never had to show an I.D. when I go to buy groceries. Most people don’t.”
Sanders pretended that Trump was talking about buying alcohol:
Certainly, if you go to a grocery store and buy beer and wine you’ll show your I.D.
The reporter responded: “The president doesn’t drink.”
Sanders falsely claimed, for a second time, that Trump was talking about booze:
He’s not saying every time he went in. He’s saying when you go to the grocery store. I’m sure everybody in here who has been to a grocery store that’s purchased beer or wine has probably had to show their I.D. If they didn’t, then that’s probably a problem with the grocery store.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)
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