CNN's Jake Tapper: Trump's Suggestion “He Might Not Accept The Results Of The Election” Was “Staggering”

Tapper: “To Suggest That He Is Not Going To Necessarily Accept The Results Of The Nomination, That Was A Disastrous Answer”

From the October 19 edition of CNN's Debate Night In America:

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WOLF BLITZER (HOST): A very, very contentious debate. Some of the most important issues facing the country right now, but Jake Tapper, clearly the headline, Donald Trump saying he may not accept the result of this presidential election.

JAKE TAPPER (HOST): One of the most stunning things I've ever heard in a presidential debate, ever. And while I think it's fair to say that he had some decent moments in there, especially when he was criticizing Obama and Clinton on foreign policy, the big hurdle for Donald Trump was “Will he show the country that he has the temperament, that he has what it takes, that he has the fitness to be president?”

And to say that he -- to suggest that he might not accept the results of the election that we're about to hold in fewer than three weeks was staggering, and I don't think it helped him when it comes to showing the American people that he does have that temperament.

The one thing I was looking for in this debate is would he do anything to turn around the momentum? All the college educated whites that are going to Hillary Clinton, all the women that are going to Hillary Clinton, all the minorities that are going to Hillary Clinton. No. I don't think he did anything to turn that around. Yes, he had some good moments, especially when it came to criticisms of her and her policies and President Obama's policies, but to suggest that he is not going to necessarily accept the results of the nomination, that was a disastrous answer.

BLITZER: Yeah, it was truly extraordinary.


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