Trump is booed during charity dinner roasting Hillary Clinton
On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attended the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. While presidential candidates traditionally poke fun at themselves in a lighthearted manner at the charity dinner, Trump instead spent the evening taking aim at Clinton, and it was clear from the guests’ reactions that they didn’t appreciate it.
“Here she is in public, pretending not to hate Catholics,” Trump said of Clinton, who was sitting next to Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Dolan, for his part, described his seat between the two presidential candidates as having been “the iciest place on the planet.”
“Last night, I called Hillary a ‘nasty woman.’ This stuff is all relative. After listening to Hillary rattle on and on, I don’t think so badly of Rosie O’Donnell anymore,” he continued.
The jokes didn’t play too well to the crowd, though, as several called for him to get off the stage and others booed as the Republican presidential nominee tore Clinton apart for everything from her emails to her FBI investigation to her rallies.
“According to her sworn testimony, Hillary has forgotten more things than most of us will ever know,” he joked.
Clinton tried for a little more self-deprecating humor when it was her turn to speak, saying, “I took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here. Usually I charge a lot for speeches like this.”
But Clinton also got in a few jabs at her opponent.
“It’s amazing I’m up here after Donald,” she said. “I didn’t think he’d be OK with a peaceful transition of power.”