Transcript for Hillary Clinton Attacks Donald Trump for Putin Praise
There was someone else paying close attention to what came out of the commander in chief for on the commander in chief. President Obama saying trump must be challenge when he says quote uninformed or outright wacky ideas. And tonight Hillary Clinton's team is now fund raising off of what they believe was an unfair for. But Clinton is facing tough questions over some of what she said to. At a major development involving former secretary of state Colin Powell he did advise Clinton on private email after all. Here's ABC Cecilia Vega. In North Carolina today Hillary Clinton. Ripped into Donald Trump for lavishing praise on Vladimir Putin. Even taking the astonishing staff. I've suggesting he prefers the Russian president to our American president. I. 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. In that room full of veterans she painted herself as the only one in the race who has what it takes to be commander in cheat. Steadiness. An absolute rock steadiness and mixed with strain. To be able to make the hard decisions. But now Clinton is taking heat for this statement we are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again. And we're not putting ground troops into Syria we're going to defeat crisis without committing American ground troops. They're already are American troops on the ground in both countries today Clinton clarifying I think putting. A big contingent of American ground troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria. Would not be in the best interest in the fight against. Crisis and other terrorist groups one issue that will not go away her email. Clinton spent a quarter of the time that she was on that stage answering questions and out them. And she insisted she was careful handling classified material. I took it very seriously. When I traveled I went into one of those little tents that I'm sure you've seen around the world. Because we didn't want there to be any potential. For someone. To have embedded a camera. To try to see what ever it is that I was seeing that was designated. Marked and headed as classified. But. Now new insight into her email use and the advice she received from one of her predecessors. In an email former secretary of state Colin Powell a Republican. Told Clinton he too used quote. Eight personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line. To communicate with a wide range of friends directly. Without it going through the State Department servers Powell said he even used it to do business with some foreign leaders. And some of the senior folks in the State Department on their personal email accounts. And Cecilia day you would just like tonight from Charlotte and Cecilia Hillary Clinton. Also seem to fire back today when asked about criticism. She didn't smile enough last night. Well David the head of the RNC tweeted that she seemed angry and on the defensive and that she didn't smile enough while she was smiling today. When she says she doesn't take anything at the RNC says seriously she said quote. Trump chose to talk about his deep admiration and support for Vladimir Putin maybe he did it with a smile and I guess. The RNC would have liked that David.
This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.