Donald Trump said Saturday that Bernie Sanders was staying in the Democratic race because he was waiting for "the FBI convention" that could result should Hillary Clinton be indicted in the email scandal.
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"Think about Bernie," Trump told about 1,600 supporters at the Treasure Island Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. "He doesn't give up. This guy doesn't give up. Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up. You know.
"Crazy Bernie. He is crazy as a bed bug, but you know he doesn't quit," Trump continued to the cheering crowd. "He doesn't quit. Got to hand it to him.
"And I think Bernie should continue to go forward, folks. He should continue to go forward. He should fight to the last end.
"Well, he is waiting for really the FBI to do what everybody thinks they're going to do," the presumptive Republican nominee said.
"I think he is sort of saying: 'Look, oh, let's hang in there — because, ultimately, it's called the FBI convention. And then we'll be the only people."
Trump also slammed the latest effort by delegates to the Republican National Convention next month to change party rules
so they can vote for the candidate of their choice instead of who won their states in the primaries.
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"There's a little movement," Trump told the rally — and attributed it to "people who have been badly defeated.
"But wouldn't it be funny: A guy that got a lot less votes, he got no states," he continued before mockingly saying, "ladies and gentlemen, our nominee is … ."
Trump then held out his arms, looking baffled as many in the crowd laughed.
"I don't think so," he said.
"It's all made up by the press, folks. It's a hoax.
"We're gonna beat Hillary," Trump said, "and it would be helpful if the Republicans helped us a little bit."
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