Clinton, Trump Continue to Battle Over National Security

The presidential candidates ramped up their attacks after participating in a national security forum.
2:59 | 09/09/16

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We move on to the race for the white house. 60 days until the election and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ramping up their attacks over national security, e-mails and Russia. ABC's Cecilia Vega, you know she's tracking it all for us this morning. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you and those attacks still going. Hillary Clinton gave a press conference and she said Donald Trump failed a test on national security. Trump took to Twitter and said Clinton gave a, quote, very dumb answer about e-mails, both sides not letting up. This morning a heated war of words over who is ready for the oval office. He is temperamentally unfit. Clinton is unfit to be your cma. Reporter: After they faced off on national security, Hillary Clinton in north Carolina blasting Donald Trump for lavishing praise on Vladimir Putin. Even taking the astonishing step of suggesting he prefers the Russian president to our American president. It is scary. It is dangerous. Reporter: And trump in Ohio blasting Clinton for the answer she gave about her e-mails. Every time she talks about the subject, it's different. She got to get her act together. Reporter: But now both sides facing fallout over that forum. Trump for this comment about the Iraq war. I was totally against the war in Iraq from -- you can look at "Esquire" magazine from '04. Can you look at before that. Reporter: Trump is actually on record supporting the war. And as for that "Esquire" magazine article, in it trump called the war a mess but he never explicitly opposed it and the editor says he is completely misrepresenting what he said and Clinton under fire for what she said about trump's public discussion of his classified security briefings. I would never comment on any aspect of an intelligence briefing that I received. Reporter: But it turns out when she ran for president in 2008, she too made public comments about receiving classified briefings. We finally were able to secure a briefing. It did not inspire confidence in our readiness to do this important task of withdrawing our troops and equipment. Reporter: Well, her camp says that Clinton received a policy briefing versus trump's intelligence briefing and that comparison there did unfair, they say. This post, very personal. What do you think the strategy is behind that. We've seen these polls and Hillary Clinton has a likability problem and in this humans of New York piece she really tries to tackle this herself head-on and says "I know I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional but I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. I think we'll see a lot more of this side of Hillary Clinton as we get closer to election day and trying to put a human face to this candidate. People don't know who she is still. Let's talk to Matt dowd.

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