Vermont secretary of State trolls Trump for claiming that ID is needed to buy groceries

The Vermont secretary of State's Twitter account trolled President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE on Wednesday over his claim that a photo ID is needed to purchase groceries.

Jim Condos’s office wrote on its official Twitter account that the state is “strongly opposed to Shopper ID laws.”

“We’re strongly opposed to Shopper ID laws,” the tweet read. “There has been no evidence that grocery fraud occurs on a widespread basis, and restrictive Shopper ID laws only serve to prevent eligible shoppers from buying their groceries on shopping day.”

The tweet came in response to arguments made favoring stronger voter ID laws.

Trump made the false statement during a campaign rally Tuesday night while calling for stronger voter ID laws.

“You know if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card,” Trump said. “You need ID.”


The president was quickly lambasted on social media for the claim, with many suggesting that Trump has never purchased his own groceries.

A photo ID is not required to purchase groceries, aside from items with age restrictions like tobacco products or alcohol.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president’s false claim on Wednesday, saying that he was talking about purchasing alcohol.

"I’m pretty sure that everybody in here who's been to a grocery store that’s purchased beer or wine has probably had to show their ID," Sanders said. "If they didn’t then that’s probably a problem with the grocery store."

Trump has said that he does not drink alcohol, which members of the White House press corps noted during Wednesday’s briefing.

"He’s not saying every time he went in, he said when you go to the grocery store," Sanders shot back.