Donald TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE on Friday mocked Jeb Bush, reviving his description of the former Florida governor as "low energy" after Bush said he wouldn't vote for Trump this fall.
"I won't talk about Jeb Bush. I will not say he's low energy. I will not say it," Trump feigned during a rally in Omaha, Neb., shortly after Bush issued a statement saying he wouldn't support Trump.
"I'm not surprised with the Bush family," Trump remarked later, alluding to Bush and other members of his family saying they wouldn't support the controversial businessman.
"Jeb, we hit hard. But what people don't say is that he hit me hard," Trump added later, mentioning millions of dollars in attack ads aimed at himself during the primary season.
Bush became the latest Republican in a statement posted to Facebook to say he wouldn't vote for Trump or Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE in November, instead focusing on supporting down-ballot Republicans.
Trump used his rally to continue to mock Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThune endorses Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race Pennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral MORE (R-S.C.), who dropped out of the GOP race in December, for earlier Friday saying he "cannot in good conscience" vote for Trump in the November.
"I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as commander in chief," Graham said in a statement.
Describing Graham as "nasty," Trump mocked the South Carolina senator for throwing his support behind other candidates like Bush and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Senators call for answers from US firm over reported use of forced Uyghur labor in China MORE after dropping out of the race.
"He's like bad luck, as soon as he endorses someone they drop out," Trump said.