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 Trump deems Putin to be better leader than Barack Obama

Republican nominee Donald Trump called Putin a "far more" capable leader than President Obama at Wednesday's Commander-in-Chief Forum.

Censor.NET reports citing NBC News.

Trump noted Putin had an "82 percent approval rating," predicted he would have a "very very good relationship" with Putin, and compared Putin favorably to Obama.

"The man has very strong control over a country," Trump said of Putin. "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."

Read more: Ukrainian-Americans may make Trump pay high price for sympathy with Putin, - Newsweek

Trump said he would not be influenced by Putin's praise of him as "brilliant" (Putin denied a report he used the phrase) on a policy level, but also indicated he would repay it in kind on a personal level.

"If he says great things about me, I'm going to say great things about him," Trump said.

Read more: Trump not simply sympathetic to Kremlin, he is Russian type of oligarch, - The Washington Post

The U.S. presidential election is to be held Nov. 8, 2016.
 
 
 
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