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Donald Trump: Jeb Bush Is "Not A Man Of Honor" For Refusing To Back Me

Pledge-breaker Donald Trump says Bush "dishonored his pledge."

Posted on May 12, 2016, at 9:51 a.m. ET

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Donald Trump isn't finished hurling insults at his former opponent Jeb Bush. In a radio interview on Wednesday, Trump said the former Florida governor is "not a man of honor" for refusing to back his candidacy.

Trump — who himself rescinded previous pledges to support the eventual Republican nominee —slammed Bush for backing away from the pledge.

"Jeb Bush dishonored his pledge, I mean he dishonored his pledge," Trump said on the Mike Gallagher Show. "He signed a pledge, and, if you remember, they all wanted me to sign it, so I signed it. But that pledge is a guarantee, there's no outs. It doesn't say, 'subject to me liking Donald Trump or anything.'"

"You know, Jeb Bush spent $12 million in negative ads, on me and then after he spent it I started hitting him very hard," Trump said. "And then they said Trump was mean, but I wasn't mean."

Trump said Bush's ads about him weren't even true.

"I had a right to do what I did," said Trump. "And it was tough and he left, and then he said he's not gonna endorse me? I said, 'well, then you violated your pledge.' And I think he said, well he doesn't care. Well, that's not a man of honor, when you violate your pledge."

A spokeswoman for Bush, Kristy Campbell, reiterated Bush's plans to not back Trump.

"Governor Bush never envisioned that the Republican Party would elect a non-conservative as its nominee. He is staying true to his conservative principles and will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton."

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