In the afternoon, the campaign sent out a fundraising email focused not only on Trump's words about Iraq, but also moderator Matt Lauer of NBC:
As for Trump, he did not let the day go by without responding to Clinton's broadsides, as he started an event on school choice in Cleveland, Ohio with a number of volleys aimed right at his opponent.
"The whole country saw how unfit she was," as Trump started off talking about the NBC forum, and then swung right to Clinton's emails, which were a prime issue on Wednesday night.
"Every time she talks about the subject, it's different," Trump said. "She's got to get her act together."
Trump then launched into an extended explanation of his stance on the Iraq war during the Bush Administration, as he said he was really an opponent, not a supporter as the press has reported.
"Had I been in Congress at the time of the invasion, I would have cast a vote in opposition," Trump said, though that's been challenged by a number of political fact-checkers.
Trump's praise for Vladimir Putin also raised eyebrows among Republicans on Capitol Hill, who don't see Putin as someone to emulate. Speaker Paul Ryan said he considers Putin and Russia, an "adversary."