Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential rival Donald Trump have taken part in the final debate on Wednesday.
During Wednesday's presidential debate, Clinton accused Trump of being a "puppet" for Russian President Vladimir Putin amid Trump and Putin's repeated praise exchange.
Speaking on a debate, Trump said he did not know Putin but would likely get along better with the Russian leader than Clinton.
Trump had previously praised Putin as a stronger leader than the US President Barack Obama.
“He said nice things about me,” Trump said. “He has no respect for her, he has no respect for our president and I’ll tell you what, we’re in very serious trouble.”
Clinton responded: ”Well that's because he'd rather have a puppet as president of the United States.”
"No, you're the puppet," Trump retorted, adding Clinton disliked Putin because he "has outsmarted her at every step of the way."
Earlier this week, Trump suggested that if elected, his first meeting with a foreign leader would be with Putin.