“If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him,” Trump told moderator Matt Lauer of Putin during an NBC News “Commander-in-Chief Forum.”
“I’ve already said he is really very much a leader. I mean, you can say, ‘Oh, isn’t that a terrible thing?’ The man has very strong control over a country,” the GOP nominee said. “But certainly in that system he’s been a leader far more than our president has been a leader. We have a divided country,” Trump continued.