Trump: Sanders is 'crazy as a bed bug'

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE on Saturday set his sights on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP MORE, both mocking him and calling for him to stay in the presidential race.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Crazy Bernie, he’s crazy as a bed bug, but, you know, he doesn’t quit,” Trump said during a rally at the Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas.

Trump insinuated that Sanders is staying in the race in hopes that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE is indicted over her use of a private email server as secretary of State.

“And I think Bernie should continue to go forward, folks,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said. “He should fight to the last end. Well, he’s waiting for the FBI to do what everybody thinks they’re going to do.

“I think he’s sort of saying, ‘Look, let’s hang in there, because ultimately it’s called the ‘FBI convention,’ and then we’ll be the only people and we’ll have done something like Trump did. I want to be like Trump,’ he said.

"If he gives up, we’ll say, 'Bernie, you’re a loser, you gave up.' "