Wealthy people are not like us. Sure, they might look relatively similar to us (just with better teeth and nicer clothes), but their hermetically-sealed upbringings have transformed them into complete aliens. Donald Trump, the son of a wealthy real estate developer whose middle name is ‘Christ’, is a perfect example of this. Trump has no idea how anything works, he has never lived in the same world as everyone else. For instance: sure, he had a paper route as a kid, but if the weather was bad, we would do the route while being driven around in a chauffeured limousine.

His idea of real life comes entirely from the TV and movies he watches which, as we know, consist entirely of Fox News and only the fight scenes from Bloodsport. He views the way ordinary people live with the curious naivety of Jean-Claude Van Damme‘s character in Universal Soldier (I’m trying to stick to the theme here). For this reason, it’s obviously not that noteworthy when he does something completely out of touch. The curious part is trying to reverse engineer how he arrived at this belief.

For instance: how did he come to believe that you are required to bring photo ID to do your grocery shopping.

The remarks came as he was making comments regarding electoral laws at a rally in Florida, telling the crowd that stricter requirements for voter ID were required:

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. In this country, the only time you don’t need it in many cases is when you want to vote for a president, when you want to vote for a senator, when you want to vote for a governor or a congressman. It’s crazy. It’s crazy. But we’re turning it around.

In addition to being just plain baffling, the comments are also somewhat sinister. Voter ID laws are nearly always pushed by Republicans, because they have been demonstrated to suppress voter turnout among racial and ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged groups, which tend to vote to the left.

Let us know in the comments if you reckon you know the movie he’s seen that shows someone using photo ID to shop.

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