Speaking to reporters after a NY security forum featuring separate appearances by the two candidates, Clinton also criticized the businessman for saying U.S. generals had been "reduced to rubble" by the policies of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Earlier this week, Clinton lambasted Trump's recent visit to neighboring Mexico, saying on social media that "Trump just failed his first foreign test. Diplomacy isn't as easy as it looks".
"That's a big target for Clinton and Trump", Brown said.
"I would never comment on any aspect of an intelligence briefing I received", Clinton said before boarding her campaign plane.
During a speech in the state of Florida this week, Clinton said Trump is "temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be President of the U.S". "If (Putin) says great things about me, I'm gonna say great things about him".
Before Trump spoke, Clinton too was asked about her security smarts, but also faced questions on the sprawling email scandal that continues to overshadow her White House run.
"Hillary Clinton is always complaining about what's wrong", he said during a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio.
"I don't understand the reasons for it", she said. "She tried to make up for her terrible performance last night". Trump said at the event that they had been "reduced to rubble" serving Obama.
Given the billing - NBC touted it as the "Commander-in-Chief Forum" - that's to be expected.
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The two leaders also discussed cooperation in areas such as dairy farming, animal husbandry and agriculture. PM Modi will also engage in dialogues with other leaders of participating nations.
During last night's ShamWow commercial doubling as the closest thing we'll apparently be getting to a national security discussion, Donald Trump made the peculiar claim that during the first of his classified national security briefings-because he is a major presidential candidate, the government is obligated to provide him with those just in case the nation decides to go with Racist Pumpkin as our new chief executive-that he could tell the intelligence officials briefing him were unhappy with their current president because "I'm pretty good with body language". She also flushed out several national security priorities if she is elected, including trying to take out the leader of the Islamic State and vowing to defeat the extremist group without putting US troops on the ground in Iraq or Syria. "But certainly in that system he's been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader".
In fact, Lauer might have explored that question for, say, ten minutes, given its implications for the future of America's national security.
"What you didn't hear from Donald Trump last night was any plan to take on ISIS", Clinton told reporters, using an acronym for the group. "That's not only unsafe, it should be disqualifying".
Suffolk found Trump with the support of 44% of likely North Carolina voters, a statistically insignificant three points better than Clinton's 41%. But he has been trying hard recently to refrain from making over-the-top comments in an attempt to appear more "presidential".
Trump has opened up a 4-point lead over Clinton in Quinnipiac University's latest poll release today, 41 percent to 37 percent, in a four-way race. Afterwards, some of his supporters shrugged off his comments about Putin. This election is about so much more than what party you belong to - it's about choosing a leader who can handle the real challenges that face a President of the United States.
"Vladimir Putin is an aggressor that does not share our interests", Ryan said.
Putin "has very strong control over a country", Trump said.
Other Republicans weren't so eager to discuss Trump's adulation of Putin. "He wasn't saying that", he said.
Clinton said Republicans holding or seeking office across the country should be pressed on whether they agree with Trump's comments, including his views on Putin and US generals that surfaced during the forum.