This is what’s happening at the Trump rally in Tampa as @Acosta does a live shot. Folks booing, shouting “traitor,” and “you’re a liar.”
President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming that Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries as he rails against the idea of noncitizens voting.
Trump was advocating for voter ID requirements at a Tampa, Florida, rally on Tuesday when he claimed the only time people don’t need ID is when they want to vote.
He says: “If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.”
It’s unclear when the president last purchased groceries or anything else himself.
Trump had been railing against the idea of allowing noncitizens to vote, saying, “Only American citizens should vote in American elections.”
He says, “The time has come for voter ID like everything else.”
President Donald Trump is comparing himself to an icon of the Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln.
Trump asserted Tuesday night at a rally in Tampa, Florida, that he’s the most popular person in the Republican Party.
Trump is telling supporters that he can be “more presidential than any president in history,” except for Lincoln, “with that big hat.” The president is joking that “Abe Lincoln is tough.”
The president has claimed in recent days that he has higher poll numbers than Lincoln. But he doesn’t mention that there were no scientific opinion polls in the 1860s when Lincoln was president.
President Donald Trump is railing against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, saying it’s time for Florida to vote him out of office at a Tampa, Florida, rally.
Trump has maintained a steady presence in the state, returning frequently to his winter home in Palm Beach. He says the only time he sees Nelson is “five months before every election.”
He said Tuesday: “After a while, you forget who’s the senator.”
Nelson is being challenged by Trump ally Gov. Rick Scott in a high-profile Senate race.
Scott didn’t attend the rally but joined the president earlier at a roundtable event.
Trump says he wants to make sure Scott “wins and wins big.”
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) July 31, 2018