During the forum featuring questions from veterans on NBC, Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that he was doing a better job than President Obama.
The event, hosted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, gave Trump and Hillary Clinton 30 minutes each to field questions from host Matt Lauer and an audience made up of veterans.
Trump said, “The man has very strong control over a country. Now, it’s a very different system and I don’t happen to like the system, but certainly in that system, he’s been a leader. Far more than our president has been a leader. I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Putin. I think I would have a very, very good relationship with Russia.”
Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin for having “great control” over Russia. Think about that. He thinks a quasi-dictator moving to take more and more control is a positive thing. Scary.