Amidst guarantees from Donald Trump that he would never “ask a guy to pledge obligation” to him, CNN has actually discovered footage of the President doing simply that.On the heels of the Florida primary election, Trump instructed the entire crowd to raise their hands and “do a promise, a swearing.”
VIEW: Donald Trump demand a loyalty promise … Trump’s assertion that he would never ever request for a promise of loyalty came during a press conference alongside the Romanian President in the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday. The President called on ABC’s Jon Karl, who posed these concerns:
Karl: Mr. President, I wish to return to James Comey’s statement. You suggested he didn’t tell the fact in whatever he said. He did say under oath that you told him to let the [former nationwide security advisor Michael] Flynn– you said you hoped the Flynn investigation he might release– Trump: I didn’t say that.Karl: So he
lied about that?Trump: Well
, I didn’t say that. I imply, I will tell you I didn’t say that.Karl: And did he
ask you to promise his loyalty– Trump: And there ‘d be absolutely nothing incorrect if I did state it, inning accordance with everyone that I’ve checked out today. However, I did not state that.Karl: And did he request a promise of loyalty from you? That’s another thing he said.Karl: So, he stated those things under oath. Would you be prepared to speak under oath to
give your variation of those events?Trump: One hundred percent. I didn’t say under oath. I barely understand the guy. I’m not going to say, ‘I want you to promise allegiance. ‘Who would do that? Who would ask a guy to pledge obligation under oath? I imply, consider it. It doesn’t make good sense. No, I didn’t state that. No, I didn’t say the other.While this wouldn’t be the very first time that Trump has lied– in truth, the Washington Post exposed that, in 137 days in workplace, Trump has actually made 623 false and misleading claims– this might be the most considerable. Trump has declared that he wants to affirm under oath that Comey was lying about the loyalty pledge.Outside of the courtroom, Trump’s lies are simply that– lies. But under oath, the President’s lies amount to perjury.& In a contest in between an FBI Director who has served under three Presidents from both political celebrations and
the male who said that former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, I would take the former any day of the week.