Trump blasts 'failed candidates' Bush, Graham over loyalty pledge
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE kept up his attacks on former candidates Jeb Bush and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement 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.

Both Graham and Bush announced this week that they would not be voting for Trump or his expected general election opponent, Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE.

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.