Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday he doesn't know how Hillary Clinton can get "any votes, frankly" when matched up against "crazy" Bernie Sanders, and while he expects her to be nominated, he also wouldn't mind facing Sanders.
"I call him 'Crazy Bernie' because he's not very good," Trump told Fox News' "Fox & Friends
" program. "But probably beating him would be easier. Who's going to run against the socialist and lose? He's a socialist. Going to pay 95 percent tax. I'd love to run against him in one way. But there's something about running against Hillary."
Clinton lost to Sanders in West Virginia, while defeating him in Nebraska, after Appalachian voters rejected her over statements, and a subsequent apology, over the coal industry.
"I don't know how she can get any votes frankly if you want to know the truth," Trump said. "She's not getting too many. She's got problems. Got a lot of problems. The crazy Bernie character, look at him and you see what's going on. She's got some difficulty, no question about it."
Sanders, though, has been polling higher than Trump in potential head-to-head matchups, and Trump told the show that he's "never hit him" or said anything about him, but "maybe I'll have to start. He wins, wins, wins and then everybody sits around the table and says he can't win."
Also on the program, Trump said he's looking toward his meeting on Thursday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, and thinks he's doing well against him.
"If we make a deal, that would be great," said Trump. "If we don't, I'll trudge forward and we're winning all the time."
Trump Tuesday also took a slam on former candidates Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham for not adhering to a pledge candidates took last year to support the eventual nominee.
"He [Jeb] lied," said Trump. "He outright lied. Everybody wanted me to take the pledge. So I took the pledge and I would support whoever won. So I took the pledge. Now you have guys like Jeb and lightweight Lindsey Graham — a total lightweight.
"He totally failed in the campaign and he does nothing but go on television and speaks badly of me."
Meanwhile, although a Trump confidante told Newsmax
that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at the top of his list of potential vice-presidential nominees, Trump told the program that he does not have a choice yet, and has five or six people "that I think would be very good."
"I do get a kick out of all of these people saying they've decided they don't want to do it," said Trump. "They weren't on the list. None of them. Everybody that talks about being vice president, they have decided not to do it — they weren't on the list. But that's okay. What difference does it make? Let them have fun. They're politicians."
But he said he's not going to announce his choice until the Republican convention this July in Cleveland, because "that's traditionally the way it's done. I think suspense is very good and I'm vetting various people. I'll make a determination before the convention and announce it during the convention."
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