'It's voter discouragement': Jake Tapper says Trump efforts to curb Dem votes doesn't count as 'suppression'
CNN host Jake Tapper responds to Trump's press conference following the November 2018 election/Screenshot

CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday disagreed with the notion that President Donald Trump and Russians tried to "suppress" Democratic votes by engaging in what he called large-scale voter "discouragement."


During a panel discussion on CNN, Democratic analyst Jennifer Granholm slammed Trump's campaign for "voter suppression."

"The thing that concerns me about the launch, Jake, of this new — of his re-election [campaign], he has already raised $100 million," Granholm said of Trump. "His campaign manager, Brad Parscale, who ran the digital campaign last time around, said that this time this campaign is going to be bigger, better and badder."

"The badder part really worries me because last time the efforts that the Trump campaign combined with the Russians to do voter suppression," she added before being interrupted by the CNN host.

"Voter discouragement," Tapper said, correcting Granholm. "They were discouraging people from voting."

"They were discouraging people from voting and it had an impact," Granholm insisted. "And that effort is going to be done again in spades this time. When he says he wants to move to Oregon as he expands the map, he either expands his map or he suppresses the vote. He's going to do the second."

Watch the video below from CNN.