Hillary Clinton Rips Donald Trump for Praise of Vladimir Putin

Hillary Clinton today called Trump "unpatriotic" and "scary."

"Here is what I want you to really hear, because even I was shocked by this. And I didn't know much could shock me coming out of his mouth anymore," the Democratic presidential nominee told a crowd of roughly 1,500 as she ticked off various remarks Trump made during the forum on NBC News.

"He praised Russia's strongman, Vladimir Putin, even taking the astonishing step of suggesting he prefers the Russian president to our American president.

"That is not just unpatriotic, it's not just insulting to the office and the man who holds the office. It is scary, it is dangerous. It actually suggests he will let Putin do what Putin wants and even make excuses for him," Clinton continued.

During the forum Wednesday, the Republican presidential nominee predicted that, as president, he would have a "very, very good relationship with Putin," whom he described as a "leader."

"The man has very strong control over a country," he explained, as he contrasted Putin and Obama. "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. We have a divided country."