It seemed that Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s rallies couldn’t get any more disturbing or overtly racist. But just when we thought we had seen it all, after vowing to expand the powers of the police state, Donald Trump had supporters at a rally on Saturday pledge allegiance to vote for him in the upcoming Florida party primary, The Hill reported, by making them extend their right hands forward like the Nazi salute of the Third Reich.
After doubling down on his promises to deport 12 million people from the United States, using unprecedented police power, and banning Muslims from entering the United States, as well as forcing American Muslims to wear identification badges, then praising the police as “the most mistreated people” as well as being “under-appreciated” and the victims, rather than the perpetuators of violence, Donald Trump issued the bizarre call for his followers to pledge allegiance to vote for him.
The video footage of the incident was posted by Bloomberg Politics. It clearly shows attendees at the event in Orlando extending their right hands forward – not merely raising their hands in the air – vowing allegiance to “vote for Donald J. Trump for president.”
“Don’t forget you all raised your hand,” Trump added, as they lowered their hands. “You swore. Bad things happen if you don’t live up to what you just did.”
The statement was ominous and disturbing to say the least. Bad things? What exactly was he implying.
Trump’s statements have gotten so overtly fascist that even Ted Cruz has called them nothing short of propaganda for a “police state.”
“I intend to follow the law,” Cruz said of his own policies. That would preclude the sort of “door to door” round-ups of millions that Trump has called for.
“We don’t live in a police state,” Cruz said. If we don’t, however, if Trump is successful, we soon will.
The primary in question has been scheduled to be held on March 15.
Watch the video below…
"Raise your right hand…" Donald Trump makes FL crowd swear they'll show up to vote for him pic.twitter.com/9M2QRzrbpW
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) March 5, 2016