Trump blasts 'failed candidates' Bush, Graham over loyalty pledge
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign MORE kept up his attacks on former candidates Jeb Bush and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Trump's Charlottesville rhetoric 'dividing Americans, not healing them' OPINION: Congress should censure Trump for his unfit conduct Supporting 'Dreamers' is our civic and moral duty MORE on Saturday for their refusal to back him after signing a pledge to support the party’s nominee.

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During a rally in Spokane, Wash., Trump noted that all of the candidates signed the pledge when he flirted with the prospect of a third-party bid.

“I said, ‘I’ll sign a pledge,’ ” Trump said. “A pledge means something. Jeb Bush, a very low-energy individual, signed the pledge. While he was signing it, he fell asleep, so maybe that’s his excuse. The only reason I speak badly about him is that he speaks badly about me.”

He blasted Graham for also coming out against him this week, calling him a “total dope” and a “lightweight like I’ve never seen.”

“So Jeb Bush is not an honorable person, Lindsey Graham is not an honorable person,” he continued. “Because when you sign a pledge, that’s supposed to mean something.”

Trump also took to Twitter earlier on Thursday to blast the two “failed presidential candidates,” saying they were dishonorable.

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The presumptive nominee blasted Graham in a statement on Friday, boasting about his success in the GOP primary.

"I fully understand why Lindsey Graham cannot support me,” said Trump. “If I got beaten as badly as I beat him, and all the other candidates he endorsed, I would not be able to give my support, either."

All of the Republican presidential candidates signed a loyalty pledge last summer promising to support the party’s eventual nominee. The pledge came in response to Trump’s threat to run as a third-party candidate if he wasn’t treated fairly.