Jake Tapper Points Out That ‘Rigged Election’ Talk Could ‘Hurt Republican Turnout’

tapper2CNN’s Jake Tapper tonight pointed out the potential side effects of Donald Trump‘s declarations of a rigged election that he may or may not accept the outcome of.

Tapper, who called Trump’s answer on that “disastrous,” said he doesn’t understand how this does anything except “suppress his supporters’ turnout.”

“If his supporters look at the polls,” Tapper said, “and they’re hearing from their candidate it’s rigged and if I don’t win it’s ’cause your vote doesn’t matter, why would they turn out to vote?”

He said it not only hurts him, but it could “hurt Republican turnout” in general.

Watch above, via CNN.

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