Clinton was walking away from the lectern after a press conference when a reporter yelled a question about her GOP opponent granting an interview to a Russian-funded news network.
 
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She returned to the microphone, laughing in exasperation.
 
“Every day that goes by, this just becomes more and more of a reality television show,” Clinton said. 
 
“It’s not a serious presidential campaign,” she continued. “It’s beyond one’s imagination to have a candidate for president praising a Russian autocrat like Vladimir Putin.”
 
The Democratic nominee said Trump’s remarks about Putin don’t surprise her, but called them “disappointing” for a presidential nominee.
 
“No one should be making the kind of recklessness and dangerous statements and identifying with a regime that has some aggressive tendencies.”
 
Trump has been under fire from both Democrats and Republicans for praising Putin. On Thursday, he did a 10-minute phone interview with RT America’s “Politicking,” a show hosted by veteran television host Larry King, where he dismissed accusations that he’s too friendly with Putin.

Both presidential nominees have been recently flexing their national security muscle and painting the other as having judgment too poor to serve as commander-in-chief.

On Friday, Clinton provided details about her private conversation with national security experts on both sides of the aisle. She said they discussed strategies to combating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and North Korea’s latest nuclear test.

She also used her remarks about the meeting to take a dig at Trump and noted that she's taking a proactive approach to working with national security officials.

“National security experts on both sides of aisle are chilled by what they’re hearing from the Republican nominee,” Clinton said. “I’m not waiting until November to bring in Democrats and Republicans together now because I’m planning to get down to work on day one.”