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Submitted by Dr. Timothy Hadley (United States), Apr 7, 2016 at 17:11

The people at this Trump rally in Orlando do not appear to be pledging their allegiance to Trump. They were simply indicating their intention to vote for him in the upcoming primary. IMO, critics who accuse Trump of Hitler-like behavior are being unethical to use this picture as evidence.

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You make it sound innocuous. Here are Trump's words:

Let's do a pledge. Who likes me in this room? I've never done this before. Can I have a pledge? A swearing? Raise your right hand. ... I do solemnly swear that I, no matter how I feel, no matter what the conditions, if there are hurricanes or whatever, will vote on or before the 12th for Donald J. Trump for president.

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