Trump Tells Crowd to Raise Right Hands to ‘Swear’ to Unknown Pledge…And They Do It

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Photo Credit: Jenna Johnson/Twitter

ORLANDO, Fla. — A crowd gathered to rally in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump raised their right hands and engaged in a swearing with Trump without foreknowing what they were about to pledge.

“Let’s do a pledge. Who likes me in this room?” Trump the crowd during a Saturday rally in Orlando. “I’ve never done this before. Can I have a pledge? A swearing? Raise your right hand.”

As hands went up across the room, he led the crowd in the pledge piece-by-piece.

“I do solemnly swear,” those with their hands raised repeated, “that I, no matter how I feel, no matter what the conditions, if there are hurricanes or whatever…”

“[W]ill vote on or before the 12th for Donald J. Trump for president,” Trump then had those gathered repeat.

The crowd then broke into cheers, waving their “The Silent Majority Stands With Trump” signs.

“Don’t forget you all raised your hands. You swore. Bad things happen if you don’t live up to what you just did,” Trump threatened.

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Some saw the incident as peculiar, “creepy” and “chilling” that voters would so easily pledge their allegiance to a candidate before even knowing what they were about to swear. Jenna Johnson with the Washington Post Tweeted that one protester stood outside of the event calling out to attendees, “It’s not too late to give up on Trump! Save your soul!”

Just prior to the pledge, Trump spoke about his plans regarding the torture of captured terrorists, seeking middle ground after he told reporters Friday that if elected president, he would not order the military to violate U.S. or international laws.

He had stated just recently that he believed the country should “go a lot further” than waterboarding suspected terrorists, prompting CIA Director Michael Hayden to state that the U.S. military would not follow any illegal orders issued by Trump.

“We’re going to stay within the laws. But you know what we’re going to do? We’re going to have those laws broadened because we’re playing with two sets of rules: their rules and our rules,” he said on Saturday. “We have to obey the laws, but do you think ISIS is obeying the laws?”

Florida’s Republican primary is set for March 15, and both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are seeking to seize the win from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.


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  • GeneralGeorgeSPatton

    L. Ron Trump has built himself quite a cult.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    ““Don’t forget you all raised your hands. You swore. Bad things happen if you don’t live up to what you just did,” Trump threatened.”

    Beyond creepy, even if he was trying to be “playful” there.

    “”Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in Heaven. “But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in Heaven.” — Matthew 10:32-33

    • gizmo23

      The right is getting wverything it deserves with this man.
      Pro life , anti gay, nazi

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        Pro-life?!? Giz, you have gone off of your meds – AND flooded my inbox with your nonsense. 🙂 On the plus side, your meltdown is quite entertaining. You aren’t going to start posting things like you did on Live Action News, are you?

        • Psygn

          Yes, Trump flip flopped on this issue too.

      • Marjorie Lee Peterson

        Trump is so pro-choice it’s not funny!

        • Psygn

          Not this week, maybe when he campaigns in a blue state.

  • april

    Hilter all over again!

    • Becky

      I caught that, too. Some of the Trumpites even have their hands positioned just so.

  • marg

    that is just beyond weird and creepy. these people are brain washed for sure.

    • BarkingDawg

      What do you expect? It’s Floriduh.

  • Amos Moses

    Yikes!!!!!

  • bowie1

    I wonder if Hillary has sort of done the same thing perhaps by getting her supporters to cheer her on, move those signs about and so forth.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Oh, I am sure – lefties are always worshipping their politicians. Do you remember the schoolchildren “encouraged” by parents and teachers who sang songs of worship to the current POTUS before the 2008 election – and after?

      http://markhumphrys .com/obama .child .worship.html

      This was an oath to vote for Trump, which is creepy enough, but I know a number of liberals – including in my family – who literally worship the current POTUS. That’s all they’ve got, sadly. 🙁

      • gogo0

        come on man, how could you forget Reagan? both parties have their untouchable political gods that they have only fond memories of.

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          The difference is that I do not remember any schoolchildren being forced to sing worship songs to Reagan, nor do I remember any children praying to Reagan at their parents’ requests.

          Reagan was probably the best president in my lifetime, maybe JFK would be close, but he was far from perfect and never worth worshipping. He did have a great sense of humor, however – good clip on Nancy too, who just passed:

          https://www .youtube .com/watch?v=yVYtIdUcYqY

          • gogo0

            cant say I know what youre referring to in regards to the singing worship songs for Obama, please cite.
            regardless, that is far from widespread. the cult of personality built around Regan is probably the only thing republicans can all agree on, same as democrats do for Obama, JFK, and their heroes.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            I cited in my link above – see my original reply to Bowie1 that you replied to. Just take the spaces out of the link, and there are videos of some pretty creepy worshipping of Obama – I was quite stunned to see these things leading up to his 2008 election, as it reminded me of some of the Hitler Youth stories I read about growing up. I have relatives that keep some of his canned “phone calls” on their cell phones. Beyond creepy.

          • gizmo23

            No creepier than pro lifers worshiping fetuses

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Certainly no creepier than Gizmo’s role in the Abortion Holocaust.

          • Marjorie Lee Peterson

            We don’t worship unborn children! We recognize they ARE children and have a right to live just like everyone else. If they are fetuses, the whole time till they’re born, then how do you account for laws that try people who cause the death of one who is 7 months or so with murder? It’s been done! Anyone who kills a baby, born or not, is guilty of murder in the 1st degree. They killed a child!

          • gizmo23

            So give the 16 year girl the death penalty ?

          • Cady555

            It was one over excited teacher 8 years ago. A little different from the person seeking the world’s most powerful position demanding oaths of loyalty.

          • gogo0

            and somehow it didnt catch on over the course of eight years? incredible!

            not sure how WorldGoneCrazy in particular feels about it, but many people dont have any problem with ritualistic pledging their allegiance to a flag and country. not that big a step to fawn over a person in power, i dont see why they would be surprised or angered by one and not the other

          • Marjorie Lee Peterson

            I’m an Independent, and I thought JFK was wonderful! He was a Democrat, but conservative compared to the Democrats now! He had a sense of humor, and although he wasn’t much of a husband, he loved his kids, and they loved their daddy! I looked up to him, and think I kinda had a crush on him! I was only 17 when he died, and I remember watching everything on TV and crying for days. He wasn’t perfect by any means, but don’t lump him in with Obama, and Hillary. He doesn’t deserve that! He was NOTHING like them! He would NEVER have done most of the things they have. He didn’t deserve to die that way!

          • gogo0

            I never mentioned hillary…
            and mentioning Obama and JFK in the same sentence is not the blasphemy you seem to have taken it as, thank you for proving my point about untouchable political gods only seen through rose-tinted glasses though.

          • gizmo23

            Reagan is Jesus to conservatives.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            The devil is “god” to you.

          • Private Joker

            reagan was an awful president. Your claim of the left worshiping politicians is hilarious. Your so-called source of events your claim happened isn’t even in the realm of being reputable. Your distortion of the truth is desperate.

      • gizmo23

        You and he seem like typical conservatives to me. Giant ego, controlling, hateful

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          Awww, Giz: you went off your meds AND are showing me the love. Nice stalking this morning. 🙂

          • Luke Sulla

            You two should get a room.

      • IbnAswad

        Can you provide me with the prayer that your worshipful family consecrate to POTUS Obama? Do you have to burn incense during the worship service? What day of the week is the Obama-Sabbath? Are there special decorations for his birthday and greeting cards? This is really the first I’m hearing of the “First Church of Obama Resurrected”!

      • wandakate

        MAN will fail you, GOD will never fail you! Worshiping a “man” a “human being” a “mortal” is a BIG SIN.
        Worship GOD, and Him only shall you serve!

  • bunnychi75

    Dumbasses, the whole lot of them!

  • maxime1793

    Stop hitting Trump and serving global capitalism. We’re gonna get those borders shut!

    • acontraryview

      And we’re going to get Mexico to pay for it!

    • Luke Sulla

      That’s right. Stop hitting Trump and start servicing him!

  • Becky

    There goes the Trump-trap again…sayin’ them fightin’ words.

    US presidential candidates, vying, or just plain ol’ fightin’, for the most powerful position in the world, need to undergo psychological testing.

  • gizmo23

    I invoke the ghost of Reagan to rise up and defeat these people that want to raise taxes, increase the debt, and give amnesty to illegals.
    Oh wait you did all those things, nevermind

    • gogo0

      its sad to me how Reagan worshipers can see those easily-verifiable facts and just pretend that it never actually happened. they call it a ‘sin’ to lie to others, but how about lying to themselves?
      anyway, amusing to see no one willing to touch your comment

      • gizmo23

        Reagan worship is perplexing to me

        • Gary Whiteman

          Your type is always intimidated by masculine males.

          • gizmo23

            I would like to point out that one of Reagans best friends, Rock Hudson, was gay.
            Insulting people by saying they are gay is about the level of a 5th grader

          • Gary Whiteman

            Didn’t mean to talk over your head.

          • gizmo23

            You can’t

  • truelinguist

    If this was a rally for Hilary or Sanders, the MSM would be going, “Awwww, these people know their candidate cares for them, isn’t this wonderful?”

  • sammy13

    Sieg heil anyone?

  • IbnAswad

    Heil…! Look at how they’re holding their hands. Remind you of any other historical salute? The oath of allegiance of all municipal, state, and Federal officials and US Armed Forces enlisted and Officer personnel is to “support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to bear true allegiance to the same…” That is also the basis of the oath of citizenship for naturalized citizens. The pledge of allegiance and-or any other pledge are perfunctory at best. A pledge to Drumpf or any other candidate is tantamount to being treasonous. Why? What is that person advocates insurrection or the violation of the statute law or the Constitution? If this act doesn’t scare the “bejeezus” out of folk, then nothing that happens next will. But then again, it couldn’t happen here could it? NOTE: A Buddhist monk was attacked and severely beaten in Washington state by thugs that mistook him for being Muslim. While they brutalized the man the shouted anti-Muslim slogans and epithets.

  • Beema

    I thought I was signing in to a Christian news blog, not so it seems as too many comments are so judgemental and full of hate. Unsubscribing as of this minute.

  • Joseph Daniels

    Christian News seems is engaging in propaganda against Trump this swearing simply is fun making with his voters or supporters but not serious commitment, America has slipped slowly because christians have slipped in their Christian Truths.

  • Ronda O’Bryant

    So what? If they didn’t agree to what he said they could lower their hands. Talk about a non-issue!!!

  • George Jenkins

    Pass the Kool-Aid

  • Gena B

    This is really creepy. I wonder if some left and said to themselves, “What did I just do?”
    Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No, swear by nothing.