US Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump has showered Russian President, Vladimir Putin with praise as he and rival Hillary Clinton took pointed questions from military veterans.
The Republican Presidential nominee told the forum the Russian President “has been a leader far more than president [Obama] has been“.
Quizzed by NBC host Matt Lauer on his previous complimentary remarks about Mr Putin, Mr Trump said Mr Putin had “great control over his country”.
Mr Trump also predicted that if elected in November, he would be able to get along with him.”
It is not the first time Mr Trump has made admiring comments about the Russian leader.
Last December he said it was “a great honour” when Mr Putin called him “a talented person”.