Although the president claims that he’s never demanded a pledge of allegiance from anyone, it has been revealed that Trump has done exactly that in the past.
“Mr. President, can we get back to James Comey’s testimony,” ABC journalist Jon Karl asked Friday. “You suggested he didn’t tell the truth in everything he said. He did say, under oath, that you told him to let the Flynn — you said you hoped the Flynn investigation he could let –”
“I didn’t say that,” Trump said.
“So he lied about that?” Karl asked.
“Well, I didn’t say that. I mean, I will tell you I didn’t say that,” Trump said again.
“And did he ask you to pledge –” Karl started before being interupted.
“And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody that I’ve read today. But I did not say that,” Trump said.
“And did he ask for a pledge of loyalty from you? That’s another thing he said,” Karl asked.
“No, he did not,” Trump said.
“So he said those things under oath,” Karl asked. “Would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events?”
“One hundred percent,” Trump said. “I didn’t say under oath — I hardly know the man. I’m not going to say, I want you to pledge allegiance. Who would do that? Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath? I mean, think of it. I hardly know the man. It doesn’t make sense. No, I didn’t say that, and I didn’t say the other.”
Before the Florida Primary Election last year, the president told the attendees to raise their hand and “pledge” to vote for him no matter what.