When Marine veteran Marius Loots and his friends decided to attend a March 5 rally for Donald Trump at the University of Central Florida, he was still on the fence about the Republican presidential candidate.
But when Trump asked the audience to raise their right hands and swear an oath, Loots, a freshman at the college, realized he was out of his element.
“The turning point for us was when Trump asked us to hold our hands up to make a pledge,” Loots explained in a March 9 video interview with INSIDER. “I personally am never going to pledge to anything other than the Pledge of Allegiance or Oath of Enlistment. That’s something that alarms me a lot. It kind of makes us feel uncomfortable.”
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, and Defense Department civilian Scott A. Wirtz were killed, a Pentagon news release says.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.