Ted Cruz equated Donald Trump's loyalty pledge to subjects declaring their devotion to a king on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
"The idea that a candidate running for office would want people to pledge loyalty to him like subjects to a king," Cruz began telling reporters. "Well, we've had seven years of a president who thinks he's an emperor."
Cruz continued: "I raise my hand and I give an oath to you, to the people. That's who's working for whom."
The pledge, which Trump has used at recent rallies, requires his supporters to raise their hands and pledge loyalty to his presidential campaign. It has drawn comparisons to rallies during Nazi Germany, a connection Trump called "ridiculous" during an interview on "Today."