Trump: Sanders is 'crazy as a bed bug'

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE on Saturday set his sights on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California On The Money: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to keep tax returns from NY prosecutors | Pelosi says deal on new NAFTA 'imminent' | Mnuchin downplays shutdown threat | Trump hits Fed after Walmart boasts strong earnings MORE, both mocking him and calling for him to stay in the presidential race.

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“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 ClintonJordan calls Pelosi accusing Trump of bribery 'ridiculous' DOJ watchdog won't let witnesses submit written feedback on investigation into Russia probe: report What are Republicans going to do after Donald Trump leaves office? 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.' "