During a freewheeling rally in Tampa, Trump was making the case for stricter voter identification laws, a cause that is broadly popular among his conservative base, when he made the false claim about grocery shopping.
Mr. Trump is holding a rally in Tampa on Tuesday in a show of force for Rep. Ron DeSantis, who faces off against state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the state's August 28 GOP primary. Mr. Trump endorsed DeSantis as governor even before formally announcing his bid, calling the congressman "a brilliant young leader".
"You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID", Trump continued. "Trump thinks you need photo ID to buy groceries".
Iran Is Unenthusiastic After President Trump Suggests A Meeting
In addition to Britain, China, Germany, France, Russia and the European Union are negotiating with Iran on preserving the deal. In May, the U.S. abandoned a deal which curbed Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions .
On the social media platform Twitter, the immediate reaction to Trump's comments ranged from bewilderment to ridicule - with many, including the CNN reporter who covered the rally, Jim Acosta, noting that photo ID is not required to purchase groceries in the United States.
While Governor Rick Scott was scheduled to appear with the president this afternoon, he has drastically curtailed both his appearances and praise for Donald Trump since the U.S. Senate race began heating up.
President Trump also used Democrat push back on his supreme court pick Brett Kavanaugh as a rally cry to get Republicans to the polls. Bill Nelson (D-FL), has also opened up a three-point lead over Nelson.
"My great friend, a tough, brilliant cookie".
Paul Manafort trial is first court test for special counsel Robert Mueller
Ellis has since ruled that Mueller is acting within the scope of his investigation in pursuing charges against Manafort. Witnesses have been told to avoid any mention of President Trump or anything related to his 2016 campaign.
Trump has publicly threatened to shut down the federal government over his push to overhaul the nation's immigration system and fund his signature border wall, though officials say he has privately assured staff he wouldn't provoke a fiscal crisis before midterms.
The new ad is narrated by DeSantis' wife, Casey, who starts by reminding viewers that Trump has endorsed her husband in the August 28 Republican primary.
Hours before President Donald Trump arrived in Tampa, the man he came to campaign for released a new ad showing he's all in for the president.
The communique, which followed a meeting of the country's most senior leaders led by Xi, said the campaign to reduce leverage will continue at a measured pace while improving economic policies to make them more forward-looking, flexible and effective in the second half.
Dem dam broken: Kavanaugh meets with swing-vote West Virginia Sen. Manchin
The Kentucky senator said he would back Kavanaugh despite misgivings about the judge's views on surveillance and privacy. Supreme Court - seemingly eliminating one of the Republicans most likely to join Democrats in blocking the appointment.
The president blasted Mr. Nelson as someone who voted against tax cuts and "puts criminal aliens before American citizens". "But we're turning it around".