In the middle of guarantees from Donald Trump that he would never “ask a guy to promise loyalty” to him, CNN has actually discovered video footage of the President doing simply that.On the heels of the Florida primary election, Trump advised the entire crowd to raise their hands and “do a promise, a swearing.”
WATCH: Donald Trump require a loyalty promise … Trump’s assertion that he would never request for a promise of commitment came throughout a news conference together with the Romanian President in the Rose Garden at the White Home on Friday. The President contacted ABC’s Jon Karl, who presented these concerns:
Karl: Mr. President, I wish to get back to James Comey’s testimony. You suggested he didn’t inform the reality in whatever he said. He did say under oath that you told him to let the [previous national security advisor Michael] Flynn– you said you hoped the Flynn examination he could release– Trump: I didn’t state that.Karl: So he
lied about that?Trump: Well
, I didn’t state that. I suggest, I will tell you I didn’t state that.Karl: And did he
ask you to promise his commitment– Trump: And there ‘d be absolutely nothing wrong if I did state it, according to everyone that I have actually checked out today. However, I did not state that.Karl: And did he request for a promise of commitment from you? That’s another thing he said.Karl: So, he stated those things under oath. Would you want to speak under oath to
offer your variation of those events?Trump: One hundred percent. I didn’t say under oath. I hardly understand the male. I’m not going to say, ‘I desire you to pledge obligation. ‘Who would do that? Who would ask a man to pledge loyalty under oath? I indicate, consider it. It doesn’t make good sense. No, I didn’t state that. No, I didn’t say the other.While this would not be the first time that Trump has lied– in reality, the Washington Post exposed that, in 137 days in office, Trump has made 623 false and misleading claims– this might be the most significant. Trump has actually declared that he wants to affirm under oath that Comey was lying about the loyalty pledge.Outside of the courtroom, Trump’s lies are just that– lies. Under oath, the President’s lies quantity to perjury.& In a contest in between an FBI Director who has actually served under three Presidents from both political parties and
the guy who said that previous President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, I would take the former any day of the week.