Trump Just Showed That He Has No Clue How Grocery Stores Work

Trump expressed the belief that grocery stores are giving government employees food on credit during the shutdown. This is, of course, not true.

Trump said, “I haven’t heard the statement, but I do understand, perhaps he should have said it differently. Local people know who they are when people go for groceries and everything else, they will work along. I know banks are working along. If you have mortgages, the folks collecting the interest and all of those things, they work along, and that is what happens in time like this. They know the people, they have been dealing with them for years. The grocery store, and I think that is probably what he meant, but I have not seen his statement, no, he has done a great job I will tell you that.”

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Trump doesn’t understand how grocery stores work in 2019

Trump thinks that it is 1952 and everyone shops at a neighborhood market where the owner knows you and gives you a line of credit during hard times. This is not reality. In the real world, people shop at big box grocery chains where their names aren’t known. The store is a corporation, not a corner neighborhood market, and they don’t care if Donald Trump has taken away your paycheck because he wants a wall. They will not give you free food, or a line of credit. If you can’t afford groceries, they’ll direct you to the local food bank, and ask you to leave the store.

The president isn’t just out of touch with working people. He is out of touch with reality.

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