Trump says Putin a better leader than Obama
Sept.8, Washington: Donald Trump has showered Vladimir Putin with praise as he and rival Hillary Clinton took pointed questions from military veterans.
According to reprots, the Republican presidential nominee told the forum the Russian president "has been a leader far more than our president [Obama] has been".
It came on the same day the chief of the Pentagon accused Russia of sowing the seeds of global instability, media reprots said.
Mrs Clinton, meanwhile, defended her judgment despite her email scandal. The White House candidates appeared back to back on stage in half-hour segments in New York on Wednesday night.
Quizzed by NBC host Matt Lauer on his previous complimentary remarks about Mr Putin, Mr Trump responded: "He does have an 82% approval rating."
The businessman further added: "I think when he calls me brilliant I'll take the compliment, ok?" He said Mr Putin had "great control over his country".
The Oslo Times International News Netowrk