Suddenly Donald Trump’s campaign has taken on even more sinister overtones than it had already.
At a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump called on the crowd to raise their right hands and swear personal loyalty to him, when they come to vote.
The scene is reminiscent of Hitler in 1930s Germany – the crowd with their right hands raised echoing the Nazi salute, and the oath echoing the oaths of personal loyalty to the Nazi leader that Germans were ordered to swear.
Bloomberg’s Steven Dennis tweeted: “I’ve never seen someone swear allegiance to a politician in America, until today. To the Constitution, many times. To the flag, daily.”
Perhaps Trump didn’t realise what he was doing – or didn’t realise how it would appear. Neither omission is acceptable.
If he wins, what will America become?
Donald Trump asked the crowd at his Saturday rally in Orlando, Florida, to raise their rights hands and swear to vote for him in the presidential primary.
“Don’t forget you all raised your hand. You swore. Bad things happen if you don’t live up to what you just did,” the Republican Party front-runner said.
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