However, Twitter users were quick to reality check the billionaire president for appearing to suggest that retailers would extend credit to the 800,000 employees who are either furloughed or working without pay. Many questioned the last time Trump set foot inside a supermarket, while others noted his past claim that shoppers need to show identification to buy groceries.
Trump is VERY confused about grocery stores work
He previously said you needed an ID to buy groceries
Today he said that furloughed workers who don’t have money for food can go to the grocery store and store will “work” with them
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 24, 2019
Trump’s fantasy of regular person life is so corny and so baffling. He thinks we all live in small towns and shop at mom and pop grocery stores that are also somehow surrounded by MS-13 “invaders” and there’s carnage in the streets. Pick a lane/collapse on a toilet. pic.twitter.com/RmmL00Qesg
— Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) January 25, 2019
Eveyone go into your grocery store right now, go to the checkout with a frozen meal or a canned good, and ask them to “work with you” instead of paying. Let us know how that goes. Bonus points if you film it. https://t.co/wMA1iypB6i
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) January 24, 2019
every govt official trying to explain groceries and foodstamps on TV right now is like lucille bluth with the banana but real life
— rat king (@MikeIsaac) January 24, 2019
This is the kind of thing small businesses do. Do you think any chain grocery store will do this? My dad lost so much money when the economy collapsed because he had to give his customers food so they wouldn’t starve and they couldn’t pay him back. He knew that. https://t.co/7z5id21Ily
— emokidsloveme (@emokidsloveme) January 24, 2019
Lara Trump: let them eat cake.
Wilbur Ross: get a loan for the cake.
Kevin Hassett: They’re better off without the cake.
Larry Kudlow: They’re volunteering to get the cake.
Donald Trump: Cake is free at the grocery store.
— David Gaffen (@davidgaffen) January 25, 2019
cant stop thinking about trump entering a grocery store for the first time, walking up to a cashier, and confidently saying “i’ll take one food and be quick about it”
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 25, 2019
80s GROCERY STORE
CLERK: Hi Mr Trump.
TRUMP: Look at this guy. Like a moose this guy!
CLERK: Yes sir.
TRUMP: Say hi to your mom for me. (aside) Piece of ass.
CLERK: You want your usual credit today?
TRUMP: Float me this week. (winks) And clean up aisle two. I’m kidding. Relax.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) January 24, 2019
An overlooked theory is that Trump thinks his kitchen is the grocery store
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) January 25, 2019
Trump thinks you can go to the grocery store and get free stuff cause they know you from around the way … what?!!!! ?
— SUNNI (@SunniAndTheCity) January 24, 2019
Do you suppose Donald Trump has ever gone into a grocery store, selected items, waited in line, and paid for them? Like, a single time in his life?
— David Roberts (@drvox) January 24, 2019
Someone Who Knows What A Grocery Store Is 2020
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) January 25, 2019
One of the sad things about SNL becoming sub-Borowitz Famous Guys In Wigs Recite Literal Headlines For Clapter fodder on politics is that Trump’s brain is pure extra-wet dog food. Just put him in a Price Is Right sketch or something! https://t.co/JrV54Iv5Zd
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) January 25, 2019