Sarah Sanders was asked about a comment Trump made about voter ID laws and grocery stores at a Tuesday rally in Tampa, Florida.
Trump said, “You know, 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.”
Many attacked the president for the comments, including members of the White House press corp. Sarah Sanders was asked if Trump “still believes that millions of people are voting illegally in this country?”
Sanders responded that “Even if 10 people are voting illegally it shouldn’t happen.” Sanders continued, “the president wants to see the integrity of our election systems upheld. He wants to make sure anybody voting is somebody that should be voting and I think that is something that should be celebrated, not discriminated.”
The reporter then asked, “When was the last time the president went to a grocery store?” Sanders, “I am not sure and I am not sure why that matters.” The reporter noted Trump’s comment at the rally saying, “I’ve never had to show an ID at the grocery store.”
Secretary Sanders reminded the reporter bluntly that there are many age restricted items at a grocery store which require an ID.
“If you go to a grocery store and buy beer and wine you have to show your I.D. He is not saying every time he went in, he is saying when you go to the grocery store,” Sanders said, “I’m pretty sure everybody in here who has been to a grocery store that has purchased beer or wine has had to show their I.D. If they didn’t that’s probably a problem with the grocery store.”